A new report, released at the end of June by the Endocrine Society, states that exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals are a growing threat to human health and well-being.
The US based Endocrine Society is the world’s largest organisation devoted to endocrinology, with a membership of over 14,000 in 100 countries. The seminal new report exposes the growing threat to human health from endocrine disrupting chemicals and states explicitly that “the precautionary principle is critical to enhancing health.”
The paper also stresses that disease prevention through best public health will stem form well formulated and financed chemical policies at local, state and national levels, as well as internationally. The report is designed to educate scientists and clinicians concerning the scientific basis of disease and its application to the practice of medicine with regard to both prevention and management. Further to this, it sends a clear message to policymakers that environmental contributors to a wide range of diseases and disabilities can no longer be overlooked. The precautionary approach must be applied at every level of decision-making.
Breast cancer and exposure to hormonally active chemicals: An appraisal of the scientific evidence
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Written on 19 July 2009.