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.

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Urge Parliament to Prioritize EDC Regulation

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The European Commission has launched initial steps towards developing a comprehensive strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) but additional pressure is needed to ensure that it follows through on this important effort. We have an opportunity to raise the profile of EDCs and ensure that the Parliament prioritizes this issue throughout their 5-year term from 2019-2024.

The European Commission has launched initial steps towards developing a comprehensive strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) but additional pressure is needed to ensure that it follows through on this important effort. We have an opportunity to raise the profile of EDCs and ensure that the Parliament prioritizes this issue throughout their 5-year term from 2019-2024.

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