The Danish-led project is called ERGO (EndocRine Guideline Optimisation) and brings together 16 partners from universities, national boards and large industrial groups around improved testing of chemicals. Every day new chemicals are brought into use and there are now more than 20,000 registered substances in the EU databases. Chemicals with endocrine disrupting effects have an impact on both human and animal health. In humans, endocrine disruptors can affect reproduction and brain development, among other things.
“The EU grant means that we can now expand our research into the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on both animals and humans. both people and the environment, “says Henrik Holbech.
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