Society to Release Comprehensive Statement on Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

September 23, 2015

Contact: Aaron Lohr
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 202.971.3654
alohr@endocrine.org
Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 202.971.3655
jgingery@endocrine.org

New evidence provides clearer picture of how chemical exposure harms health

Washington, DC - The Endocrine Society will present the executive summary of its second Scientific Statement examining advances in endocrine-disrupting chemicals research from the past six years during a virtual news conference on September 28.

Reporters who attend the webinar will receive an exclusive sneak peek at the embargoed executive summary before its public release. The full Scientific Statement, entitled “EDC-2: The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals,” is scheduled for online publication in the Society’s journal Endocrine Reviews in October.

Developed by the Endocrine Society’s world-renowned experts, the statement examines emerging evidence linking endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure to health problems. EDCs mimic, block or otherwise interfere with the body’s natural hormones. The chemicals, which include bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, pesticides, and industrial chemicals, have been linked to infertility, birth defects and other disorders.

During the virtual news conference, reporters will have an opportunity to pose questions to EDC expert Andrea C. Gore, PhD, Professor and Vacek Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Texas at Austin. She chaired the Society task force that authored the statement.

Date:
Monday, September 28, 2015
10-10:45 a.m. (ET)

The executive summary will be published online at 11 a.m. Eastern on September 28.

Media are invited to attend this event at no cost. Space is limited.

Register by sending an email to jgingery@endocrine.org. Registered reporters will receive log-in information for the virtual news conference.

The Society will hold a Twitter chat on EDC exposure and associated health effects on Thursday, October 1 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Gore will serve as the expert moderator and share information from the Scientific Statement’s executive summary. To follow the discussion moderated by @TheEndoSociety, use the hashtag #EndoChat.

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