HTML _ RS20778 - Endocrine Disruption: An Introduction
11-Jan-2001; Linda-Jo Schierow, Eugene Buck; 3 p.

Abstract: Exposure to certain chemicals in the environment could disrupt the hormone systems of animals and humans, according to some scientists who are concerned about potential risks to public health and ecosystems. Congress has mandated chemical screening to assess the potential of pesticides and drinking water contaminants to influence the normal functions of female, male and thyroid hormones. As conflicting scientific evidence accumluates on the hormone disruption hypothesis, legislators may consider proposals to increase or decrease funding for the endocrine disruption screening program, or to expand its requirements to include additional chemicals or hormone functions. This report will be updated periodically as the issue warrants. [read report]

Topics: Pesticides, Risk & Reform, Pollution

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