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.
- Overview Report I: Worldwide initiatives to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs as of July 2017
- Overview Report II: An overview of current scientific knowledge on the life cycles, environmental exposures, and environmental effects of select endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs as for July 2017
- Overview Report III: Existing national, regional and global regulatory frameworks addressing Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) as for July 2017
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.