A restatement of the natural science evidence base on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on wildlife

Godfray, H. Charles J.; Stephens, Andrea E.A.; Jepson, Paul D.; Jobling, Susan; Johnson, Andrew C. ORCID:; Matthiessen, Peter; Sumpter, John P.; Tyler, Charles R.; McLean, Angela R.. 2019 A restatement of the natural science evidence base on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on wildlife. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286 (1897), 20182416. 11, pp.

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Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances that alter the function of the endocrine system and consequently cause adverse effects to humans or wildlife. The release of particular EDCs into the environment has been shown to negatively affect certain wildlife populations and has led to restrictions on the use of some EDCs. Current chemical regulations aim to balance the industrial, agricultural and/or pharmaceutical benefits of using these substances with their demonstrated or potential harm to human health or the environment. A summary is provided of the natural science evidence base informing the regulation of chemicals released into the environment that may have endocrine disrupting effects on wildlife. This summary is in a format (a ‘restatement’) intended to be policy-neutral and accessible to informed, but not expert, policy-makers and stakeholders.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 0962-8452
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: endocrine disrupting chemicals, regulation, wastewater, pollution, ecotoxicology, endocrine active chemicals
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 25 Mar 2019 10:21 +0 (UTC)

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