Overview Reports on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Now Publicly Available

In January 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) commissioned the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) to develop a set of three overview reports on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The reports focus on a review of existing initiatives to identify EDCs and on existing scientific knowledge of the life cycles, environmental exposure, effects, legislation, and measures and gaps regarding EDCs and potential EDCs (as of July 2017):

  • Overview Report I: Worldwide initiatives to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs
  • Overview Report II: An overview of current scientific knowledge on the life cycles, environmental exposures, and environmental effects of select endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs
  • Overview Report III: Existing national, regional and global regulatory frameworks addressing Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

The second overview report was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology in Dübendorf, Switzerland. The three overview reports are now publicly available for download directly from UN Environment’s website:


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