Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How Do You Regulate Something That You Don’t Understand?

Posted on by Julianna LeMieux

The debate about endocrine disruption is intense, in large part because the research is inconclusive. In turn, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding how to regulate  the use of supposedly endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) are defined as having the potential to alter one or more functions of the endocrine system and cause negative effects in an organism, and/or its babies.  A new publication entitled “Scientific Issues Relevant to Setting Regulatory Criteria to Identify Endocrine Disrupting Substances in the European Union” is the latest in a long line of reports, studies and recommendations opining on the best way to identify what defines an EDC and how to deal with them.

The debate about endocrine disruption is intense, in large part because the research is inconclusive. In turn, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding how to regulate  the use of supposedly endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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