On March 9, 2020, the non-governmental organization Health and Environmental Alliance (HEAL) announced the publication of a factsheet and infographic about the harmful effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on female reproductive health. Together, they provide “an overview of what is currently known about EDCs and their impact on women’s reproductive health and highlight the challenges ahead to adequately regulate EDCs in European chemical regulations.” The documents explain why EDCs are important to consider and provide examples of known and suspected EDCs, as well as related health effects and their influence over time.

The documents were completed in partnership with the ongoing EU-funded research project called FREIA, short for “Female Reproductive toxicity of EDCs: a human evidence-based screening and identification Approach.” This project aims “to advance test methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals that are toxic to women’s health.”

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HEAL (March 9, 2020). “How endocrine disrupting chemicals affect women’s reproductive health: new factsheet and infographic by the FREIA project.”