Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Freshwater – New OECD Report published
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are widespread in our freshwater sources, raising significant concerns for wildlife, the environment and human health
SAVE THE DATE: EURION Final Event 2024
The final event of the Cluster will be 13-14 June 2024 in Brussels, Belgium
EC workshop on the environmental determinants of childhood and adolescent cancer – 6 October 2023
The evidence available on the role of environmental stressors in the development of childhood cancer and existing research gaps and future needs will
Fifth Annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors – Registration open!
19-20 October 2023: Exchanging knowledge, identifying challenges, building synergies
New Report: Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Irish Waste Stream
Striking the balance between a healthy environment and a healthy society
The ugly side of beauty: Chemicals in cosmetics threaten college-age women’s reproductive health
Many personal care products contain chemicals that can be hazardous to your health, including endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
PEPPER call for test methods submissions for 2023/2024
PEPPER is dedicated to the pre-validation of endocrine disruptors characterisation methods.
Fish liver cell lines used to investigate the toxicity of plastic additives
Fish liver cell lines are valuable tools to understand the toxicity of chemicals in aquatic vertebrates such as fish.
Water a major source of endocrine-disrupting chemicals
An overview on the occurrence, implications on human health and bioremediation strategies
Sustainable chemicals: New rules to identify endocrine disruptors and long-lasting chemicals enter into force
The Delegated Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP Regulation) has entered into force.
Pharmaceuticals From Wastewater Found in the Blood of Florida Redfish
Cardiovascular medications, opioid pain relievers, and psychoactive medications were most commonly detected.
Pollutant chemicals found in stranded specimens of endangered dolphin on the Italian coastline
The study tested dolphin samples from Italy for the presence of 3 banned toxic chemicals – all persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Fighting plastic pollution, but when is sustainable packaging truly sustainable?
What if the new packaging leads to food being thrown away more often?
ERGO E-Newsletter 4 – Out now!
ERGO E-Newsletter Issue 4 has been published, you can read it here.
Nonanimal testing experts connect with environmental justice community
Discussions highlighted opportunities and challenges in using new testing approaches to protect susceptible populations.
Green turtles in remote Azores feeding grounds are ingesting plastic, reveals new study
14% of turtles were entangled in litter and 86% of those examined after death had ingested plastic.
Commission recommends more research on safe and sustainable chemicals
The Commission adopted a recommendation and its annex to promote research and innovation for safer and more sustainable chemicals and materials
Evidence-informed policymaking: a new document to foster discussion on a better use of scientific knowledge in policy
A Commission Staff Working Document (SWD) on “Supporting and connecting policymaking in the Member States with scientific research”.
Alligators exposed to elevated levels of PFAS show signs of immune disruption
American alligators living in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River had elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their blood
EURION Cluster Annual Meeting 2023 – Registration now open!
The meeting will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands 30-31 January 2023.
Bacteria that degrade PCBs in sediment can reduce chemical emissions to surrounding air
The approach may decrease PCB inhalation exposure near PCB-contaminated sites.
PhD Positions in Environmental Toxicology and Endocrine Disruptors at SDU
Two three year PhD scholarships led by ERGO partners Jane Ebsen Morthorst and Henrik Holbech at University of Southern Denmark in Odense
SAVE THE DATE: EURION Cluster Annual Meeting 2023
The annual meeting of the Cluster will be 30-31 January 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Fourth Annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors
21-22 September 2022: Exchanging knowledge, identifying challenges, building synergies
Watchfrog Laboratory has developed a new test method to identify endocrine disruptors
A new test method developed by WatchFrog Laboratory to identify endocrine disruptors has been validated at international level by the OECD
New innovative method to detect endocrine disruptors in wastewater
The method doesn't involve animal testing instead it uses human cell lines, genetically modified in the laboratory to be sensitive to certain hormones
ERGO at SETAC Europe 2022
ERGO was again well represented at the largest meeting on environmental toxicology and chemistry in Europe, SETAC Europe 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Expert on environmental pollution and maternal health explains detrimental health effects of BPA
Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of many harmful chemicals in everyday products e.g. plastic bottles.
European chemicals legislation REACH celebrating 15 years of service
On 1 June 2007 the Commission initiated its Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restrictions of Chemicals regulation to protect Europeans
Risk assessment of endocrine disruptors must take their combined effect into account
A Swedish study of pregnant mothers & their children has shown >50% were exposed to unsafe levels of a mixture of chemicals
Twenty years of ecotoxicology studies: review finds focus is on a narrow range of potentially hazardous substances
Understanding the effects of chemical pollutants is critical for developing effective policy and regulation.
Development and improvement of tests for identification of hormone disrupting drugs
ERGO and its valuable research of endocrine disruptors featured in the April 2022 issue of Dansk Kemi
Does Bisphenol A (BPA) Confer Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
This review predominantly supports the notion that gestational exposure to BPA should be regarded as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Impacts of endocrine disruptors on reproduction in wildlife and humans
ED exposure is identified as a significant risk factor for decreased fertility in wildlife and humans
JRC supporting alternatives to animal testing
The EU Parliament recently issued a resolution urging the EC to accelerate the transition to innovation without the use of animals in research
A Correlational Analysis of Phthalate Exposure and Thyroid Hormone Levels in Common Bottlenose Dolphins
This study suggests potential associations with phthalates & normal thyroid production, a concern for bottlenose dolphin health
New Policy Brief: Towards safer chemicals recommendations for reliable test methods to identify endocrine disruptors
A new policy brief published outlines recommendations for test methods to identify endocrine disruptors
Prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptor phthalates used in plastics may affect infants’ health
Study involving 65 mother-infant pairs suggests it has potentially estrogenic effects in female infants and anti-androgenic effects in male infants
Belgium set to launch its first ever national action plan to increase health and environment protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals
Health groups have welcomed Belgium’s action plan as an important step towards better identification of and health protection against the risks
Chemical cocktails affect the growth and behaviour of zebrafish
New studies on zebrafish show that endocrine disrupting chemicals not only affect adult fish but also their fry, including behaviour.
More chemicals, fewer words: exposure to chemical mixtures during pregnancy alters brain development
Research evidence that complex mixtures of endocrine disrupting chemicals impact children’s brain development and language acquisition
ERGO E-Newsletter 3 – OUT NOW!
ERGO E-Newsletter Issue 3 has been published! You can read it here.
EURION Cluster Annual Meeting 2022 – Registration now open!
The meeting will take place virtually from 20-21 January 2022
An update from ERGO partner John W Green
John is ERGO's expert statistician for regulatory risk assessment of ecotoxicology.
Model-EDC Workshop: Threats and Tools for Endocrine Disrupting Pollutants in Marine Organisms
The workshop brought together experts from different fields of ecotoxicology and endocrine disruption, including three of ERGO's partners
Participation in SETAC North America’s 42nd Annual Meeting
Project partners from University of Antwerp presented ERGO research at SETAC North America
Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors: transfer from water to land ecosystems
New research provides evidence of transfer from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems via the consumption of aquatic insects by terrestrial predators
EURION at the Third Annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors
Exchanging knowledge, identifying challenges, building synergies. EURION was presented at the Forum by current co-coordinator Lorenzo Moroni
Postdoctoral scholarship in aquatic ecotoxicology at University of Antwerp
Zebrafishlab at the University of Antwerp offered a full-time postdoctorate position
Targeted consultation: information requirements for endocrine disruption
The EC has commissioned a study to gather information for an impact assessment on updating REACH annexes to include data requirements on EDCs