Science and policy on endocrine disrupters must not be mixed: a reply to a "common sense" intervention by toxicology journal editors

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenKommentare / DebattenForschung


  • Åke Bergman
  • Anna-Maria Andersson
  • Georg Becher
  • Martin van den Berg
  • Bruce Blumberg
  • Poul Bjerregaard
  • Carl-Gustaf Bornehag
  • Riana Bornman
  • Ingvar Brandt
  • Jayne V Brian
  • Stephanie C Casey
  • Paul A Fowler
  • Heloise Frouin
  • Linda C Giudice
  • Taisen Iguchi
  • Ulla Hass
  • Susan Jobling
  • Anders Juul
  • Karen A Kidd
  • Andreas Kortenkamp
  • Monica Lind
  • Olwenn V Martin
  • Derek Muir
  • Roseline Ochieng
  • Nicolas Olea
  • Leif Norrgren
  • Erik Ropstad
  • Peter S Ross
  • Christina Rudén
  • Niels Erik Skakkebaek
  • Olle Söder
  • Carlos Sonnenschein
  • Ana Soto
  • Shanna Swan
  • Jorma Toppari
  • Charles R Tyler
  • Laura N Vandenberg
  • Anne Marie Vinggaard
  • Karin Wiberg
  • R Thomas Zoeller

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.

ZeitschriftEnvironmental health : a global access science source
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PublikationsstatusErschienen - 27.08.2013