Yale Environment 360 Report: Scientists Warn of Low-Dose Risks of Chemical Exposure

Resource Type: 
Publication
Publication Date: 
March, 2012
Major Issue: 
Chemicals
Issue Area: 
Health
Toxics
Geographic Focus: 
National

A study finds that even low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals--used in everything from plastics to pesticides--can have serious effects on human health. These findings, the researchers say, point to the need for basic changes in how chemical safety testing is conducted.

This report offers key scientific evidence of the links between endocrine-disrupting chemicals and serious health impacts on reproductive development, fertility, neurological systems, immune systems, and metobolic effects, including diabetes and obesity.

Author(s): 
Elizabeth Grossman, Yale Environment 360