UN Environment outlines existing scientific knowledge on EDCs and their impact on human health

The United Nations Environment Programme – the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda – has published three reports bringing together the existing scientific knowledge of endocrine disrupting chemicals and their impact on our health and the environment.

Since the mid-1990s, the body of scientific knowledge about endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has been growing substantially. The UN Environment reports focus on a review of existing initiatives to identify EDCs and on existing science on the life cycles, environmental exposure, effects, legislation, and measures and gaps regarding hormone disruptors and potential EDCs.

In addition to these reports, UN Environment also published a chemical fact sheet.

For more information, please visit the UN Environment website on endocrine disruptors or read the statement from EDC-Free Europe campaign partner CIEL.