During the U.S. National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council Meeting on May 14 and 15, 2013 Thomas Zoeller, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts presented on the United Nations Environmental Programme / World Health Organization (UNEP/WHO) report on endocrine disrupting chemicals. Zoeller pointed out that the report presents “in a single place, the trends that are occurring in reproduction, neurodevelopment, and immunology” and therefore stressed the importance of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in human health.
Zoeller was co-author and co-editor of the report published February 19, 2013. The other science talk presented at the Council meeting looked at the effects of smoking on genome-wide associations and methylation. The National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC) advises the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (HHS), the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) on strategic matters related to NIEHS activities.