Report cites worldwide failure to act, calls for transparency on path forward
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A growing global epidemic of endocrine-related diseases in people and wildlife requires immediate attention and action, the World Health Organization and the UN Environment Program said in a report released last week.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals include man-made products such as pesticides and plasticizers. They’re also found in food, indoor and outdoor environments, and a wide range of consumer products.
Adverse effects increasingly linked to exposure to chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties include: effects on reproduction, such as infertility and reduced sperm count and viability; breast, mammary, testicular, and prostate cancers; type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease; neurobehavioral outcomes; and thyroid and immune system dysfunction. (more…)
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