Risk assessment of endocrine disruptors must take their combined effect into account

12 May 2022

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Analysis of a Swedish study of pregnant mothers and their children has shown that more than half were exposed to unsafe levels of a mixture of endocrine disrupting
chemicals (EDCs) associated with language delay. Researchers behind the analysis argue that risk assessments should consider the cumulative effects of such combinations
to reflect real-life exposure. Integrating experimental and epidemiological evidence, they propose a methodology that could inform chemical regulations.

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