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The Endocrine Society Proposes Improvements to EPA Plastic Pollution Plan

July 31, 2023

"The Endocrine Society appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution. Founded in 1916, the Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest, and most active organization dedicated to the study of hormone biology and treatment of endocrine diseases. Our members include scientists studying the effects of chemicals on endocrine systems, also known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs are often found as additives in plastic products, resulting in exposures that affect both human and ecological health. In our comments, we propose several improvements to the strategy that would lead to better, enhanced protection of public and environmental health through reducing exposures to harmful EDCs present in plastics."

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