Category Archives: Reprotoxicity

Uppsala Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and the Global Obesity Epidemic

  Obesity is a growing problem, not only in developed countries but also in the developing world. Because obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and some common cancers, the global obesity epidemic is contributing to a major negative impact on human health. In recent years, the hypothesis that environmental contaminants could contribute to…
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ECHA adds new chemicals to the Candidate List

A few days ago 4 new substances were added til the REACH Candidate List which now contains 155 substances. It was e.g. cadmium chloride. Cadmium compounds are well-known for various toxic effects, including cancer and kidney damage, and mass-intoxications have occurred, and other cadmium compounds such as cadmium oxide and cadmium sulfide are already in…
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Bisphenol A considered a human reproductive toxicant

Today it was announced that the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has adopted by consensus an opinion to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA) from a category 2 reproductive toxicant to a category 1B reproductive toxicant regarding the adverse effects on sexual function and…
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