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Title: Science and policy on endocrine disrupters must not be mixed: a reply to a "common sense" intervention by toxicology journal editors
Authors: Bergman, A
Andersson, A-M
Becher, G
van den Berg, M
Blumberg, B
Bjerregaard, P
Bornehag, C-G
Bornman, R
Brandt, I
Brian, JV
Casey, SC
Fowler, PA
Frouin, H
Giudice, LC
Iguchi, T
Hass, U
Jobling, S
Juul, A
Kidd, KA
Kortenkamp, A
Lind, M
Martin, OV
Muir, D
Ochieng, R
Olea, N
Norrgren, L
Ropstad, E
Ross, PS
Ruden, C
Scheringer, M
Skakkebaek, NE
Soder, O
Sonnenschein, C
Soto, A
Swan, S
Toppari, J
Tyler, CR
Vandenberg, LN
Vinggaard, AM
Wiberg, K
Zoeller, RT
Keywords: Endocrine disrupting chemicals;Environment;Health;Precautionary principle;Regulatory toxicology
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Environmental Health, 12(1):69, 2013
Abstract: The “common sense” intervention by toxicology journal editors regarding proposed European Union endocrine disrupter regulations ignores scientific evidence and well-established principles of chemical risk assessment. In this commentary, endocrine disrupter experts express their concerns about a recently published, and is in our considered opinion inaccurate and factually incorrect, editorial that has appeared in several journals in toxicology. Some of the shortcomings of the editorial are discussed in detail. We call for a better founded scientific debate which may help to overcome a polarisation of views detrimental to reaching a consensus about scientific foundations for endocrine disrupter regulation in the EU.
Description: © 2013 Bergman et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (,which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ISSN: 1476-069X
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Institute for the Environment

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