Endocrine Disruptor

BPA, used as an epoxy resin in cans, is one substance being investigated as a possible EDC

Experts share scientific EDC issues in report

By Joseph James Whitworth

Scientific experts have outlined the focus on the level of evidence needed to characterise endocrine activity, according to a report from the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Some food contact materials, which are used for example to line cans, are endocrine active substances

EFSA: new EDC tests will help assess risk

By Rod Addy

Internationally agreed testing methods for endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs) will become available shortly and will help with the risk assessment of them, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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