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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals(EDs)

The N.I.H.
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Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, and plasticizers such as bisphenol A. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. The NIEHS supports studies to determine whether exposure to endocrine disruptors may result in human health effects including lowered fertility and an increased incidence of endometriosis and some cancers. Research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming.

Health Studies & Clinical Trials:
Clinical listing of NIEHS Endocrine Disruptors studies
What NIEHS is Doing on Endocrine Disruptors
NIEHS-funded scientists say more chemicals linked to neuro-developmental disorders
*Scientists begin to fill in the gaps in understanding about fracking
*3-D images show flame retardants can mimic estrogens
*Zebra-fish developmental assays test the safety of new chemicals
*Addressing New Challenges in Children’s Environmental Health (259KB)
*Birnbaum gives keynote at Chesapeake Bay watershed meeting
*Bisphenol A (BPA): Expanding Research to Impact Human Health
*BPA Exposure Traced to Abnormal Heart Rhythms
*Bisphenol A linked to lower thyroid hormone levels in newborn boys
*BPA Researchers Meet for Updates and Assessment
*Casey Presents at International Meeting on Alternatives for Endocrine Disruptors
*Child Development and Environmental Toxins (585KB)
*Consuming Canned Soup Linked to Higher BPA Levels
*Expert Panel Evaluation of Soy Infant Formula Meeting Summary & Expert Panel Conclusions (51KB)
*Gabbay Foundation honors bisphenol researchers
*Highest Levels of Flame Retardant Chemicals Reported in California Pregnant Women
*In Small Doses: Arsenic - a 10 min. video about the risks of arsenic exposure in private well water
*Reduced Vaccine Effectiveness Tied to PFC Exposure
*Research on PCBs and obesity earns Wetterhahn award
*Role of Environmental Chemicals in Diabetes and Obesity: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Report
*Seminar addresses developmental origins of immune disease
*Role of Environmental Chemicals in Diabetes and Obesity: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Report
*SRP patents licensed for water applications
*Study Finds BPA-exposed Male Deer Mice Less Attractive to Females
*Study links house dust with high risk of exposure to flame retardant chemicals
*Study Links Phthalate and BPA Exposure to Altered Thyroid Signaling in Humans

General Information:

*Bisphenol A (BPA) Information for Parents
*E.hormone: Hormones and the Environment - A gateway to events, research, news, books and learning facts sheets on the impact of environmental estrogens and other hormones on human health.
*Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative - An inventory of federal government research on the effects of environmental chemicals on the endocrine system of humans and wildlife. Includes links to other related sites.
*Endocrine Disruptors (1004KB)
*Endocrine Research Resources (966KB)
*FDA - Bisphenol A (BPA)
*Household Products Database: Bisphenol A-epichlorohydrin copolymer acrylate
*Household Products Database: Bisphenol A, epichlorohydrin polymer
*Household Products Database: Bisphenol A, epichlorohydrin polymer, tall oil fatty acids ester
*Household Products Database: Bisphenol A, formaldehyde, epichlorohydrin polymer
*Linking Early Environmental Exposures to Adult Diseases (312KB)
*Research Links - Scientific Resources - Environmental Health - Endocrine Disruptors

Since You Asked - Soy Infant Formula
*Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms: Organ
*WHO Report: State of the science of endocrine disrupting chemicals - 2012

For Educators:
*EHP Student Edition Lesson: Are EDCs Blurring Issues of Gender? (324KB)
*EHP Student Edition Lesson: Arsenic: An Element of Suffering (121KB)
*EHP Student Edition Lesson: Beauty or the Beast? (154KB)

*[Editor] A plethora of articles are beginning to appear that warn of the health risks of 'man-made' chemicals. With upwards of 96% of each man, woman and child having these substances in his or her body, the connection to increasing incidence of diseases is being made.

1. Endometriosis is linked in monkeys to exposure to TCDD, a derivative of dioxin.
2. Phthalates that are in the plastic of blood storage bags have been shown to cause in rats symptoms of diabetes, thyroid and adreno-cortical dysfunction.

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