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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

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Use of common hair care products linked to lower sex steroid hormone levels in pregnant women

Research published in Environmental Research shows an association between the use of common beauty products including hair dyes, bleach and styling products and lower sex steroid hormones in pregnant women.


Environmental pollution may influence sex determination

According to a large study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, pollutants in our everyday environment may be associated with alterations in the male to female birth ratio.


Phthalate exposure linked to premature deaths in the USA

A new study, published in Environmental Pollution, indicates that exposure to phthalates may be causing many more early deaths of older adults than previously thought.

Medical Xpress

Better regulations needed on common obesity-promoting chemicals

Dr Leonardo Trasande explained how and why regulations on exposure to common, obesity-promoting chemicals can be improved to protect people’s health, at the 59th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. 


Women exposed to PFAS stop breastfeeding early

According to a Danish study, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women exposed to higher levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals, PFAS, are more likely to stop breastfeeding early.


Endocrine-disrupting chemicals detected at high levels inside homes and schools

A study published in Environmental Science & Technology has found that the exposure levels of PFAS have been underestimated and that high levels can be found in homes and schools in the USA.


Endocrine disruptors linked to increased diabetes risk

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be increasing the risk of diabetes, according to a review published in Advances in Pharmacology. The review suggests that environmental factors should be appreciated more in health policy approaches to tackle the disease.

Environmental Health News

Vitamin D may be important in fighting off COVID-19

Society for Endocrinology Member and Media Ambassador, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle, Dr Richard Quinton, speaks to BBC World News about the importance of vitamin D in fighting off COVID-19. Watch his video interview to hear his views and recommended dosage.