On March 24, 2015 the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) will host a teleconference call to discuss four recently published peer-reviewed studies estimating health costs associated with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the EU (FPF reported). The call will take place at 1 pm EDT (6 pm CET) and will last one hour. It will feature Leonardo Trasande of the New York University, U.S., who led the team of 18 researchers in this landmark initiative. Trasande will explain how this study assessed the economic burden of EDC exposure and discuss how these costs may be of similar magnitude in the U.S.. Further, a member of the study steering group, Philippe Grandjean from the University of Southern Denmark and Harvard School of Public Health, U.S., will highlight the public health considerations of the findings for exposure reduction. CHE will host additional calls featuring authors from individual papers in the series in the coming months.

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CHE partnership call. “A high price to pay: burden of disease and costs of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the European Union.