Exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing EDCs may be costing up to €31 billion per year in the EU, according to a report launched this week by campaign secretariat the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).
- Spiralling rates of hormone-related disease may be due to exposure to hormone-mimicking synthetic chemicals found in food, drink and everyday products.
- New study says if a small portion of hormone-related cancers, diabetes & obesity, and infertility could be avoided by reducing exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals, then billions in costs from these diseases and conditions could be saved.
- A change in European chemicals policy could massively reduce costs associated with cases of hormone-related diseases and conditions. EU should act now.
You can download the full report here
The calculation in the report draws on a list of diseases and conditions that expert scientists involved in EDC research have identified as “endocrine-related”. They are:
- Reproductive and fertility problems, including low sperm count
- Abnormalities of the penis and testicles in baby boys
- Cancer of the breast, prostate and testes
- Children’s behavioural disorders, such as autism and attention deficit hyeractivity disorder (ADHD)
- Obesity and diabetes.
You can download HEAL’s policy statement here
Post provided by campaign secretariat HEAL