Vandenberg, Trasande, Sargis: Understanding endocrine disruptors

New video resources from endocrinologists will make it easier for medical professionals and patients to join ongoing conversations about this important class of chemicals

We all want to live longer, healthier lives. We wish this, not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren, too.

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Op-ed: Thinking through the EPA’s commitment to eliminate the use of mammals in toxicity testing

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves to get rid of research and testing in mammals (rats and mice), we are concerned the environmental impacts on human health—especially our children—will become worse.

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Laura N. Vandenberg: It’s time to talk about cancer prevention — and the role of the environment

In his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund research on childhood cancers.

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25 years of endocrine disruptor research – great strides, but still a long way to go.

Cancer. Diabetes. Autism. Infertility. ADHD. Asthma. As the rates of these diseases increase over time, the public and researchers alike have focused on the role the environment might play in their cause and progression. Scientists in the field of environmental health sciences are not satisfied just to know that the environment contributes to human disease – they want to know how.

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