EDCs and my health

The health effects linked to EDCs have been well documented in numerous scientific studies, researches and publications. This section gives you a selection of the most important publications published by our campaign partners.

All publications are written in a language that is accessible to non-scientists and is suitable for the general public.

More detailed information on EDCs

EDCs and Cancer

EDCs and Diabetes & Obesity

EDCs and Women’s Health

EDCs and Men’s Reproductive Health

Bisphenol A and health

Other specific EDCs and health


More detailed information on EDCs

endocrineWhat are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals?

Endocrine disrupting chemicals interfere with hormonal communication between cells. Endocrine disrupting chemicals could be having profound effects on our health because hormones play a vital role in many processes.

Read the full report here.

cocktailChemical Cocktails: harmful mixtures upset our hormones

Scientists believe that increasing rates of cancer, diabetes and infertility could be reduced by removing certain hormone disrupting chemicals from products. This leaflet shows the opportunities to better implement chemicals legislation to protect human and wildlife health.

Read the full report in English and in French

EDCs and Cancer

Factors influencing the risk of breast cancer – established and emerging

This leaflet and briefing by CHEM Trust and HEAL summarizes key information on the risk factors related to breast cancer with a particular focus on the potential role of certain chemicals in the environment.

Read the leaflet in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Czech and Russian.

Read the more comprehensive report here in English, French, Spanish, ItalianRussian and German.

pesticidesA review of the role of pesticides play in some cancers: Children, farmers and pesticides users at risk?

A review report published today by CHEM Trust highlights that some research studies indicate that pesticide exposure either prior to conception, during pregnancy or during childhood appears to increase the risk of childhood cancer, with maternal pesticide exposure during pregnancy being most consistently associated with childhood cancer.

Read the full report here.

breast cancerLinking breast cancer and our environment

Is chemical exposure the missing link factoring in breast cancer? Mounting evidence points to exposure to environmental contaminants as a major concern in relation to rising cases of breast cancer. In this publication WECF focusses on the current epidemic of breast cancer which cripples health budgets all over the EU and links it with chemical exposure. What if this epidemic was preventable?

Read the full report here

EDCs and Diabetes & Obesity

diabetesChemicals in our food and consumer products – A missing link in the epidemics of obesity and diabetes?

This CHEM Trust and HEAL leaflet highlights how chemicals in food and consumer products may be causing obesity and diabetes. It outlines some of the evidence and how individuals and policy makers can take preventive actions. 

Read the full leaflet in English, French, Spanish and Hungarian.

The full CHEM Trust report: Review of the science linking chemical exposure to the human risk of obesity and diabetes is available here

EDCs and Women’s Health

Girl, Disrupted: hormone Disruptors and Women’s reproductive health

This leaflet developed by CHE explains what hormone disruptors are and how these chemicals affect women’s reproductive systems – particularly at critical stages of development. It highlights key scientific research regarding contaminants linked to conditions including early puberty, infertility, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, breast cancer and others.

The report is available in English, German and French

EDCs and Men’s Reproductive Health

Men Under Threat – the decline in male reproductive health, and the potential role of exposure to chemicals

This leaflet developed by CHEM Trust and HEAL briefly describes the evidence that hormonally active chemicals may be implicated in the deterioration of male reproductive health. Written for those affected and a wide public audience, the leaflet explains the hypothesis of testicular dysgenesis syndrome (TDS) and how it may be linked to exposure during a male baby’s pre-natal development.

Read the leaflet here.

Bisphenol A and health bpa1

These publications take a closer look at the links between BPA and health.

Other specific EDCs and health magnify

Consult these factsheets on specific EDCs

Information on recent events and conferences