Risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals – Introduction to this special issue

Authors : van Ravenzwaay B, Dekant W, Vrijhof H
Publisher : Toxicology Letters 223(3):269-270. Doi 10.1016/j.toxlet.2013.10.006

Abstract

Highlights

? The editors of this special issue introduce the 8 papers on risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals, for both human health and the environment.
? Endocrine disruption is a mode of action, not an end-point of toxicity.
? The development of the ECETOC approach to endocrine disrupting chemicals is described.
? There are no scientific reasons why the risk of endocrine disrupting chemicals should be assessed differently compared to other chemicals that have a threshold.

Keywords

  • Endocrine disruption;
  • Chemicals;
  • Ecotoxicology;
  • Toxicology;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Mode of action