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Endocrine Disruptor Research

Human Health Ecosystems & Environment Testing & Prioritizing
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Chemical Safety Research Water Research Health Research Endocrine Disruption Screening Program

EPA researchers are developing innovative approaches, tools, models and data to improve the understanding of potential risks to human health and wildlife from chemicals that could disrupt the endocrine system. This research is used by the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, and informs the policy and regulatory decisions of EPA Program Offices, EPA Regions and other decision makers.

Human Health Research

EPA researchers are studying how exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may affect human health.

Early-life Exposure to EDCs & Lifetime Health
Effects on Reproductive System Development
Effects on Neurological Development
Non-Monotonic Dose Response Curves Research

Testing & Prioritizing Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption

EPA researchers develop innovative methods to test chemicals for potential endocrine disruption. Results from these methods are used to prioritize chemicals for additional testing and provide information to policy makers to make better informed decisions about chemical safety.

Prioritizing Chemicals: In-depth Analysis
Prioritizing Chemicals: Using Scientific Advances
Current Chemical Screening Methods

Ecosystems & Environment Research

EPA researchers are investigating known and potential endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment. The systems being investigated include wastewater, surface water, ground water, drinking water, air and soil. EPA is studying the ecological effects that could result from exposure to one or more of these substances and investigating ways to manage risks.

Prioritizing Chemicals: In-depth Analysis
Waste Water Effluents & Downstream Effects
Impacts of Disposing Sewage Plant Waste
Animal Feeding Operations
Aquatic Species Effects
Assessment of EDCs in Landfills

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