Hormone disrupting chemicals costing EU billions annually

March 6, 2015 4:48 AM

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Hormone disrupting chemicals costing EU billions annually

Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism carried a series of studies recently which found that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals lead to diseases and disabilities, which runs up an average cost of €157 billion (US$209 billion) per year. The findings were presented on March 5 at ENDO 2015, the Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA and in Brussels, Belgium.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are physically similar to the hormones in our body that naturally control its physiology. So these chemicals mimic the function of hormones. They can also block the function of hormones.

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