Reports

PLASTICS, EDCs & HEALTH

Lead Organization: IPEN, Endocrine Society

Author: Dr. Jodi Flaws (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - US), Dr. Pauliina Damdimopoulou (Karolinska Institutet - Sweden), Dr. Heather B. Patisaul (North Carolina State University - US), Dr. Andrea Gore (University of Texas at Austin - US), Dr. Lori Raetzman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - US), Dr. Laura N. Vandenberg (University of Massachusetts Amherst - US)

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A GUIDE FOR PUBLIC INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS AND POLICY-MAKERS ON ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS & PLASTICS

EDCs are chemicals that disturb the body’s hormone systems and can cause cancer, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and neurological impairments of developing fetuses and children. The report describes a wealth of evidence supporting direct cause-and-effect links between the toxic chemical additives in plastics and specific health impacts to the endocrine system.