DOC 033 – “Environmental Oestrogens” : A compendium of Test methods

Abstract

DOC 033 : ‘Environmental Oestrogens’: A Compendium of Test Methods | July 1996

Against a background of increasing concern about the potential for natural and synthetic chemicals to affect reproduction in humans and wildlife, there is a pressing need to develop screening and testing methods which will enable an unequivocal identification of such hazardous properties. Experimental data from a variety of laboratory studies are appearing at an increasing rate, providing a dilemma to those involved in hazard and risk assessment because the reliability of the methods has yet to be demonstrated. In a first step of the evaluation of the utility of available test methods for assessing hazards to humans and wildlife, the task force compiled this compendium of methods which have been reported to identify chemicals affecting reproductive function.