Joint publication HEAL/MIO-ECSDE: EDCs – A lurking threat

02102014 HEAL MIO joint publicationEDC-Free campaign secretariat HEAL has co-published with the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), a report on EDCs and their lurking threat.

EDC-Free campaign secretariat HEAL has co-published with the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), a report on EDCs and their lurking threat.

Over the past few decades scientific evidence is increasingly suggesting that many chemicals polluting the environment can interfere with the endocrine system of humans and wildlife and cause detrimental health effects. The high incidence and increasing trends of many endocrine-related disorders in humans and the observations of endocrine-related effects in wildlife populations has sparked a tremendous amount of discussion and controversy and a blizzard of media coverage. At the same time it has won a place in the public policy agenda, gathering a momentum for measures to control and eliminate Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals at European and International level.

The report focuses on the threat of EDCs to human health and wildlife, how EDCs work, which types of chemicals have EDC properties, where they can be found, and the ways forward on how to reduce exposure to EDCs.

The full report is available here