11th Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors


The conference entitled ”Aiming for a Safe Chemical Environment: New Frontiers in the Comprehension of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Exposure, Effects and Specific Risk Assessment Requirements” took place in Les Diablerets, June 3-8, 2018. It was the 11th Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors.

EDC-MixRisk was represented in the meeting by Prof. Carl-Gustaf Bornehag from Karlstad University who gave a presentation in the meeting about a novel approach, a proof-of-concept, which has been developed within the project for the risk assessment of chemical mixtures. The title of his presentation was “A novel approach for risk assessment of chemical mixtures – Linking data from population based epidemiology and experimental toxicology in the EDC-MixRisk study

Also several other EDC-MixRisk researchers were present at the meeting to discuss the topical aspects and latest scientific advances in research of Environmental Endocrine Disruptors (EEDs).

The meeting provided an overview of:

  • EED effects in wildlife and laboratory animal models and life-span effects in the context of human exposure
  • review of our current understanding of EED effects and mechanisms of action, including at low-doses
  • updated state of the science and discussion on specific issues, such as mixture effects, perinatal imprinting and novel paradigms e.g. on microbiome’s role and trans-generational effects
  • key issues related to incorporating the results of laboratory, field and human studies in the process of EED risk assessment.

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