Endocrine disruptors

Key publications

Endocrine disruption is a fairly recent way of looking at the toxicity of chemicals. Diverging views still exist on important points within the scientific community and regulators worldwide.

The WHO/IPCS (2002) defines an endocrine disruptor as "an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub)populations".