UN & WHO Panel Recognizes Risk of Endocrine Disruptors

On Tuesday February 19, 2013 an international panel of expert scientists released a report for the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nationals Environment Programme titled, “State of the Science: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals”.  This report acknowledges the threat to human health posed by endocrine disruptors, or compounds that mimic natural hormones or otherwise disrupt hormone regulation. Many of these, especially those that mimic estrogen, have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and have been linked to the development of mammary tumors in animal studies (according to a review conducted by Silent Spring Institute researchers).

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