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Endocrine Society Seeks Better Testing to Determine Endocrine Disruptor Health Risks

Mike Mitka
JAMA. 2012;308(6):556-557. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.8816.
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The Endocrine Society has issued a statement of principles calling on regulatory bodies to use more sophisticated research tools and testing to detect endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their potential harms to human health. The statement was announced June 28 in Houston during the society's annual meeting (http://tinyurl.com/7tosl2f).

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The Endocrine Society is calling for more nuanced testing to detect endocrine- disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A, which can be found in many plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans.

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