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WECF France: Endocrine disruptors: Threat to women’s health

WECF has launched a report in French called Menace sur la santé des femmes. The report explains what hormone disruptors are and how these chemicals affect women’s reproductive systems - particularly at critical stages of development. It highlights key scientific research regarding contaminants linked to conditions including early puberty, infertility, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, breast cancer and others.

The launch of the report coincided with the decision of the international community to finally recognize the potential impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on health and the need to protect vulnerable groups. This recognition underlines once more the importance of increasing awareness among the general public, policy makers and stakeholders.

This report is based on the 2008 report Girl, Disrupted: Hormone Disruptors and Women’s Reproductive Health released by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (the Fertility/ Reproductive Health working group). The US report was previously translated into German by WECF Germany.

More information:

Press release: http://www.wecf.eu/francais/actualites/2012/CPMenaceoct2012.php

German version of the report: http://www.wecf.eu/german/publikationen/endokrine-disruptoren.php

Originally posted on 9 October 2012

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