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 […]

National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, THL, has analysed persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from samples of the two large pregnancy cohorts, SELMA and Life Child. POPs are organic chemical compounds which bioaccumulate in animals and humans. They include both 1) intentionally produced chemicals that are currently or were once used in agriculture, disease […]

Prof. Wieland Kiess, a partner in EDC-MixRisk project, is one of the main authors of the recently published research paper which has brought attention to the issue of Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals (EDCs) in Germany. The article, entitled in English “Endocrine disruptors: Evidence from epidemiological studies necessitates a critical review of model systems”, was published in […]

EDC-MixRisk was represented by Dr. Mattias Öberg (Karolinska Institutet/Swetox) at the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network meeting that was organized in Parma, Italy 20-22 June 2017. The meeting, hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), assembled 83 top organizations within the field of chemical risk assessment from all regions world wide. Development of a […]

Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists and hear their story on what they are researching and why it matters. Joachim Sturve is assoc. professor and lecturer at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is an ecotoxicologist and the main focus of his research is on the effects of pollutants […]

EDC-MixRisk will organize a workshop in Brussels, 25-26 September 2017. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) approach and to explore the approach from the EDC-MixRisk perspective. The second day of the workshop will focus especially on aspects of societal impact and building key messages based on recent research […]

The EDC-MixRisk Consortium came together for its annual meeting in Stockholm, 15-17 May, to discuss the project’s progress and future activities. The meeting was organized as a three-day event, combining an 1) Adverse Outcome Pathway  (AOP) workshop 2) a joint meeting between EDC-MixRisk and EDC-2020 to present scientific results and 3) one and half days […]

The research performed in EDC-MixRisk helps to expand our knowledge on mixtures of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists and hear their story on what they are doing and why it is important. This time in line is Efthymia Kitraki (PhD), professor of Biology and Head of the Laboratory of Basic Biomedical Sciences, in […]

2nd International Fresenius MIXTOX Conference “Toxicity of Chemical Mixtures: Risk, Hazard and Exposure Assessment” will be organized in Cologne, Germany 8‐9 June 2017. Prof. Åke Bergman, EDC-MixRisk Coordinator, will give some insights and provide an overview of EDC-MixRisk at the conference. The title of his talk is EDC-MixRisk – a novel approach for assessing EDCs. […]

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 […]