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 Post subject: Declaration on Endocrine Disruptors
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:50 pm 
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In alarming health news (couple of months old)...
The 2013 Berlaymont Declaration on Endocrine Disruptors:

Among the disorders thought to be linked to exposure to EDCs are:

Large proportions of young men in EU Member States with ***** quality so poor that it will seriously affect their chances of fathering children. At the same time, congenital malformations such as hypospadias (malformations of the *****) and non‐descending testes are increasing or levelling off at unfavourably high levels.

A dramatic rise in breast cancer in Eastern and Southern European EU Member States

Strong rises in cancer of the prostate, testes, ovaries and thyroid across the EU

Neurobehavioural disorders, and thyroid diseases and disorders affecting
brain development, represent a high and increasing pediatric disease burden in countries where these disease trends have been followed.

The prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes in almost all Member States.

Also outside the EU; ... als-edcs-0

Researchers have gathered data regarding the development of breast buds among 8 year-old girls. The study reviewed data from 1977 to 2002. The data suggest that this phenomenon is now 25 times more prevalent then it was in the past (7).
Another study shows that women in Israel born after 1978 were twice as likely to experience menarche by the age of 11 than women born before 1970 (8).
The number of both Jewish and Arab men diagnosed with testicular cancer has doubled between the years 1990-2006. There was also an overall increase in congenital malformations of the genital organs and urinary system among males between the years 2001-2006. In addition, there is evidence of changes in sperm quality, though data are sparse. One study examined sperm samples of men during fertility treatments, and found a decrease in sperm count and motility (9).
A pilot study that examined exposure of pregnant women to EDCs in Jerusalem found traces of phthalates in 95% of urine samples (levels similar to those found in the US). According to this study, personal care products were a source of one phthalate metabolite (10).
The Ministry of Heath has recently recommended avoiding the use of baby bottles containing bisphenol A due to the risk of this chemical mixing with the baby's food thus adversely affecting development (11).
Israel has restricted phthalate content of toys, and phthalate and BPA content in food contact materials.

France propose Bisphenol A to be classified as toxic for reproduction ... production

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