Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been linked to serious health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and neurodevelopmental and reproductive disorders. EDC-MixRisk has studied the effects of prenatal exposure to mixtures of potential EDCs on the development and health of children. The objectives of the project were i) Identification of mixtures of EDCs that are associated […]

EU-funded EDC-MixRisk Project Highlights Importance of Considering Combined Exposure to Multiple Chemicals 19 Sep 2018 We are exposed to multiple man-made chemicals from various sources. The EDC-MixRisk research project, coordinated by Karolinska Institutet, Swetox, emphasizes the need to address the effects of chemicals as mixtures in order not to underestimate the risks they pose. The […]

To express concern and raise awareness on hazardous chemical mixtures and combined exposure, the Coordinators and representatives of several EC funded research projects, EDC-MixRisk, EuroMix, EU-ToxRisk, HBM4EU, SOLUTIONS, have sent a position paper (17 April 2018) to Director‐Generals of DG Environment, DG Research and Innovation and DG Health and Food Safety. The position paper entitled […]

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 […]