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Akvaplan-niva presentation on estrogenic substances in consumer goods

Today Dr. Perrine Geraudie from Akvaplan-niva held a lecture on estrogenic substances in consumer goods at Polaria in Tromsø.

Every day we are exposed to a cocktail of chemical substances that can constitute a threat to our health. Endocrine disruptive compounds (EDCs) are a class of contaminants which can interact with hormonal system of human and induce severe health injuries. EDCs are commonly found in consumer goods, personal care products, food and toys. They can impact male and female reproduction, breast and prostate cancer, child development (fetal growth, pubertal development and obesity).