endocrine disruptor News

  • Endocrine disruptor webinar invitation

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is hosting a free webinar on endocrine disruptors on December 20, 2010. This webinar will provide an introduction to the issues associated with endocrine disruptors and testing strategies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP), while focusing on recent EPA developments that expand the regulatory ...


    By Acta Group

  • Endocrine Disruptor Webinar

    The Acta Group, L.L.C. and The Acta Group EU, Ltd's affiliate, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is hosting a webinar on endocrine disruptors on December 20, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on recent developments in the area of endocrine disruptors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent issuance of the second list of chemicals for Tier 1 screening, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Endocrine Disruptors & Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses common endocrine disruptors and potential exposure concerns to these substances. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Common Endocrine Disruptors Found in Indoor Environments

    Many people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, so whether at home, work or school, it’s important that the indoor environment provides for a safe and healthy place for all building occupants.  In recent years, people have become increasingly aware of concerns associated with indoor exposure to such things as asbestos, lead-based paints and elevated levels of mold.    ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor dust poses significant endocrine disruptor risk

    The risks from exposure to outdoor pollution or sources like tobacco smoke are well known, but indoor dust can also pose health risks, especially to young children. New evidence shows that indoor dust is highly contaminated by persistent and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including some chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which have been banned since the 1970s. Endocrine ...

  • Puerto Rico’s Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Endocrine Disruptors in Homes and Buildings

    In recent years, the people of Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean have become more aware of potential harm from exposure to various chemical compounds in their homes, schools and work environments.   One group of chemicals that has received increasing attention are known as endocrine disruptors and people can be exposed to them in many ways.   The ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Comments sought: endocrine disruptor screening program draft procedures

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling for comments about draft policies and procedures for the initial screening of pesticide chemicals under the agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The comments should focus on the specific policies and related procedures that EPA will follow to impose data requirements, minimize duplicate testing, promote equitable cost-sharing, ...

  • IPEN: WHO-UNEP Report on endocrine disruptors highlights need for global action

    A highly anticipated report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Environment Program (UNEP) underlines the urgent need for global action to address the dangers of endocrine disrupting chemicals.  The WHO-UNEP report, the "Global Assessment of the State of the Science on Endocrine Disruptors" a highly-anticipated update the 2002 report of the ...

  • New Conference Venue Announced for Endocrine Disruptors 2012 Conference 14-15 February 2012 – Munich, Germany

    Further to our recent conversation I confirm that we have taken the decision to move to a larger conference room in the Hotel Eurostars Grand Central, just 5 minutes walk away from the main railway station in Munich.  This is because registrations have exceeded our original expectations and the conference facilities offered at the Holiday Inn are not adequate for the current number of ...


  • EPA to begin testing pesticides for endocrine disruption

    EPA has issued the first list of pesticides to be screened for possibly disrupting the endocrine system.  Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interact with and possibly disrupt the hormones produced or secreted by the human or animal endocrine system, which regulates growth, metabolism and reproduction. “Endocrine disruptors can cause lifelong health problems -- especially for children,” ...

  • EPA to Expand Chemicals Testing for Endocrine Disruption

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified a list of 134 chemicals that will be screened for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interact with and possibly disrupt the hormones produced or secreted by the human or animal endocrine system, which regulates growth, metabolism and reproduction. Administrator Lisa P. ...

  • EPA to expand chemicals testing for endocrine disruption (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified a list of 134 chemicals that will be screened for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interact with and possibly disrupt the hormones produced or secreted by the human or animal endocrine system, which regulates growth, metabolism and reproduction. Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has ...

  • House subcommittee holds hearing on endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water

    the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a hearing entitled 'Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Drinking Water: Risks to Human Health and the Environment.' The Subcommittee intended the hearing to examine the science and regulation of endocrine disruptors that may be found in sources of drinking water. Witnesses included: Jim Jones, Deputy Assistant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA orders chemical testing for hormone effects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first test orders for pesticide chemicals to be screened for their potential effects on the endocrine system. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interact with and disrupt the hormones produced or secreted by human and animal endocrine systems, which regulate growth, metabolism and reproduction. “After years of delay, EPA is aggressively ...

  • Cutting-Edge Developments in the Evaluation of Contaminants

    Learn how to optimize your sample extraction and analysis tasks, and then apply these techniques to your application. Guest speaker Dr. Xia Kang from the Department of Corp and Soil Environmental Sciences from Virginia Tech discusses how she developed a leading-edge method to determine endocrine disruptors in biosolids and biosolids-applied soils using the BUCHI ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Blue Water Filterings ... Special Announcement

    Disinfection without chlorine byproducts, removal of endocrine disruptors, increased dissolved oxygen in your effluent, and non-detect total phosphorus levels in one cost-effective process. Sound too good to be true?  Read on. Blue CAT™ Has Arrived Blue Water’s next-generation technology, known as Blue CAT™, has been operational at the Hayden Wastewater Research ...

  • NGOs call for EPA pesticide testing to be updated

    The US Environmental Protection Agency have come under fire from leading NGOs for its outdated testing program of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. It is feared that the numerous holes in the current programme fail to detect many serious effects on human development. The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to start testing 67 pesticide ingredients for their possible endocrine disruption ...

  • Pesticide program dialogue committee holds semi-annual meeting

    On October 14 and 15, 2009, the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) held its semiannual meeting in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia.  This memorandum summarizes the presentations and topics discussed during the meeting, which were organized into seven sessions: National Permit Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit development for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Danes strengthen chemicals control

    The Danish control of chemicals will be strengthened after a cross-party agreement in the national parliament. The implementation of REACH receives part of the funding. There will be increased focus on nano-techynology, endocrine disruptors and the effects from exposure to multiple chemical substances in Denmark. The country's environment minister Troels Lund Poulsen has signed an ...


  • Effects of human and wildlife exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals examined in landmark UN report

    Many synthetic chemicals, untested for their disrupting effects on the hormone system, could have significant health implications according to the State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The joint study calls for more research to understand fully the associations between ...

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