Phthalates are widely used in industrial and personal care products, including fragrances, shampoos, soaps, plastics, paints and some pesticides. Phthalates belong to a highly abundant group of semi-persistent EDCs that have been associated with reproductive dysfunction in humans, particularly in males. The anti-androgenic and / or anti-estrogenic effects of different phthalates esters have been shown […]

A very recently published study carried out by CNRS flags that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which may disturb brain development. Frog embryos were exposed to a mixture of 15 chemicals commonly present in the fluid of a human mother’s womb. The results of the study demonstrate that […]

The Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala and Swetox invites to a seminar on Endocrine-disrupting chemicals – female reproduction and embryo development in Uppsala, Sweden 10th of March.     When:10th of March 2016 Where: Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala, Ekmansalen 9.30-16.00   Register before 2016-02-18, to: anette.forsberg@slu.se For more information, contact: cecilia.berg@ebc.uu.se   Programme 09.30 […]

EDC-MixRisk representative offered our scientific competence and interest in the EDC area to the commission on a meeting DG Santé. The meeting ended with a route forward for science to policy interaction. The 2nd of December, Professors Barbara Demeneix, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag and Åke Bergman from EDC-MixRisk met with Mr. Michael Flueh, Head of Unit Pesticides […]