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Assessing the risks of endocrine disrupting chemicals
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.
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2009 (English)In: Endocrine disrupting chemicals in food / [ed] Ian Shaw, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2009, 356-380 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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In this chapter, four European regulatory frameworks are compared concerning how they cope with identifying and risk assessing endocrine-disrupting chemicals. This comparison is performed by using four example chemicals, bisphenol A, dioxins, ethinyl estradiol and vinclozolin, representing four different regulatory categories. It is concluded that within these regulations, there are no general test requirements that specifically enable identification of endocrine disruptors, and there seem to be little conformity in the risk assessment processes even though the route of exposure and the mode of toxicity are similar. Further development of risk assessment guidance for endocrine disruptors requires continued cooperation between experimental scientists, risk assessors, regulators and industry.

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Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2009. 356-380 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90248ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902434606ISBN: 978-84569-218-6OAI: diva2:504629
QC 20120417Available from: 2012-02-21 Created: 2012-02-21 Last updated: 2012-04-17Bibliographically approved

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