Category Archives: Endocrine disruption

DEHP is teratogenic in mice

More and more studies in recent years have shown that the banned plastiziser: Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), is an endocrine disruptor, which disturbs the male reproduction. A new study documents, that DEHP also is teratogenic  in pregnant mice receiving  with oral gavage 500 mg DEHP/kg body weight dissolved in corn oil from embryonic days (E)7 to 16.   Structure formula for…
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High costs of our exposure to endocrine disruptors

Nordic Council of Ministers has published a new report: "The Costs of inaction" - a  socioeconomic analysis of costs linked to effects of endocrine disrupting substances on male reproductive health. In the report it is estimated that it annually cost the 28 EU member states more than 500 million Euro in lost working capacity and increasing health  costs, because…
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In memory of Dr. Theo Colborn, 1927-2014

With much grief I have learned that my long-term friend, Theo Colborn, PhD, at the age of 87 Yesterday passed away  in her home in the small town of Paonia, Colorado, USA. She was the founder of the new science of endocrine disruptions by low-dose chemical pollutants and will forever have an  important place in the history of…
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Dioxin 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Every year there is a very large International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants arranged somewhere in the World. These days from August 31st - September 5th the 34th Symposium is going on in Madrid, Spain. The symposium chair is my friend Dr. Begona Jiménez, I met at a EU project evaluation meeting some years ago.…
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