Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that mimic, block, or interfere with hormones in the body's endocrine system. EDCs have been associated with a diverse array of health issues. Watch an animated overview to learn more and explore the rest of the Society's education, resources, and advocacy campaigns on EDCs.

View our introduction to EDCs, what EDCs are, why you should care and what you can do about EDCs in the navigation bar to the right. Additionally, learn about where we stand on EDCs and our scientific statement defining EDCs.

from the Hormone Health Network - hormone.org

Webinar: Join leaders of the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Special Interest Group (SIG) from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST on May 2, 2022 for a webinar introducing the goals and motivation of the SIG. The science of endocrine disrupting chemicals has been a focus area for the Endocrine Society since 2005. We will discuss this history, and the importance of this research on different areas of health. Attendees will receive an update on the state of EDC regulations and gain insight on how they can become advocates for patients.

View Endocrine Society resources on EDCs in the listing below. You can also use the Content Filter to view specific types of content.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

EDCs EU Newsletter

Read our newsletters covering the latest science-based information on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for policymakers in the European Union.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

EDCs EU Newsletter

Read our newsletters covering the latest science-based information on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for policymakers in the European Union.

Patient Resource

Patient Engagement

We empower high-quality, equitable healthcare for people with hormone health conditions, including diabetes and obesity, infertility, thyroid conditions, osteoporosis, and hormone-related cancers. Together, we promote an environment that helps people of all backgrounds and ethnicities access the medical care they need. 
Patient Resource

Patient Engagement

We empower high-quality, equitable healthcare for people with hormone health conditions, including diabetes and obesity, infertility, thyroid conditions, osteoporosis, and hormone-related cancers. Together, we promote an environment that helps people of all backgrounds and ethnicities access the medical care they need. 

Membership

Become a Member

Join our endocrine community and become a member! Only members receive access to a variety of member benefits that will enhance your career. If your membership has lapsed, rejoin today so that you can continue to receive your membership benefits.

Join our endocrine community and become a member! Only members receive access to a variety of member benefits that will enhance your career. If your membership has lapsed, rejoin today so that you can continue to receive your membership benefits.

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For 100 years, the Endocrine Society has been at the forefront of hormone science and public health. Read about our history and how we continue to serve the endocrine community.