This section collects scientific references on possible approaches aimed to mitigate the exposure and/or hazard from endocrine disrupters and other contaminants concerning human health.
Nutrition and Food Safety for primary prevention of congenital anomalies: Proposal for a Decalogue on nutrition and food safety during pregnancy based on EU recommendations
May 10th, 2016
ETS 44th annual meeting
September 11th-14th, 2016
Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the life sciences
(30 august -3 september 2009, Rome)
Report of the Workshop on "the State of the Art Report on Mixture Toxicity"
(21-22 June 2010, Brussels)
Report of the Workshop "Establishment of...
The EFSA ANS Panel (Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to food) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the possible association between the intake of isoflavones from food supplements and harmful effects on mammary gland, uterus and thyroid in peri- and post-menopausal women. Isoflavones are naturally occurring substances which can be found in, among other sources, soy, red clover and kudzu root. The main isoflavones are genistein, daidzein, glycitein, formononetin, biochanin A and puerarin. Their chemical structures are related to 17β-oestradiol and they possess oestrogenic properties.
Furthermore, isoflavones may interact with the synthesis of thyroid hormone. Food supplements targeted at peri- and post-menopausal women typically provide a daily dose of...
This Executive Summary to the Endocrine Society's second Scientific Statement on environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) provides a synthesis of the key points of the complete statement. The full Scientific Statement represents a comprehensive review of the literature on seven topics for which there is strong mechanistic, experimental, animal, and epidemiological evidence for endocrine disruption, namely: obesity and diabetes, female reproduction, male reproduction, hormone-sensitive cancers in females, prostate cancer, thyroid, and neurodevelopment and neuroendocrine systems.
EDCs such as bisphenol A, phthalates, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diethyl ethers, and dioxins were emphasized because these chemicals...
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