Endocrine disruptors in the healthcare sector

Are there reasons for concern? Who is at risk?
Where are EDCs hidden in the healthcare sector?

Who is at risk and where EDCs are hidden in the healthcare sector?

Created for healthcare professionals on EDCs, this leaflet by Health Care without Harm Europe (HCWH) examines the reasons why we should be concerned, who is at risk, including on pregnant women and babies, and where EDCs are hidden in the healthcare sector.

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Distilbène boites bleue et rouge par UCB pharma

Archives Institut National de l’Audiovisuel Ina Sciences, 1983

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Ces boites rouge et bleue de dragées distilbène 1 et 5 mg étaient produites par UCB pharma.

Le Diethylstilbestrol ou DES a été commercialisé via de nombreux noms tels que le Distilbène®, Stilbetin®, Stilboestrol-Borne®, Benzestrol®, Chlorotrianisene®, Estrobene® et Estrosyn® par exemple.

Nombre de sociétés ont promu et vendu leur médicament DES sous plus de 200 noms de marque différents.

Ces boites bleue et rouge de 1 mg et 5 mg étaient produites par UCB pharma.

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Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Antibiotic consumption in England

TARGET stands for: Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education, Tools

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TARGET stands for: Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education, Tools.

The TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit aims to help influence prescribers’ and patients’ personal attitudes, social norms and perceived barriers to optimal antibiotic prescribing. It includes a range of resources that can each be used to support prescribers’ and patients’ responsible antibiotic use, helping to fulfil CPD and revalidation requirements.

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A snapshot of the thalidomide tragedy

An infographic via “The Conversation”

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The Conversation is an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists. Free to read and republish.
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Crowdsourced research

Many hands make tight work…

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Many hands make tight work… Illustration by David Parkins

Crowdsourcing research can balance discussions, validate findings and better inform policy say Raphael Silberzahn and Eric L. Uhlmann.

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Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? behind the dialogue

For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation!
@HealthandEnv 2012.

HI UNCLE! STILL A BIT CRAZY?
THE COMIC STRIP

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 3

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For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 2

Hi uncle comic strip image
For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 1

Safer alternatives to harmful chemicals exist. Ask your government!

Since we are uncertain about the safety of some chemicals, we should act with precaution.

Apart from changing our lifestyle as individuals, governments should help to protect us from harmful chemicals.

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For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Produits chimiques : nos enfants en danger

L’agriculture qui tue, une enquête “Cash Investigation” de Martin Boudot avec Elise Lucet

Intégrale de l’émission diffusée mardi 2 février à 20h55 sur France 2 par Cash Investigation.

Cash Investigation” révèle comment les multinationales de l’agrochimie inondent nos régions avec leurs pesticides, au risque de mettre en danger la santé de nos enfants.

En France et partout dans le monde, médecins et chercheurs lancent l’alerte sur les effets des produits chimiques sur le développement des enfants. Augmentation des cancers infantiles, multiplication des anomalies de naissance ou des troubles hormonaux, explosion de l’autisme : toutes ces pathologies pourraient bien avoir des causes environnementales.

Les pesticides apparaissent en première ligne dans les rapports des chercheurs. Six multinationales contrôlent ce secteur : Syngenta, Bayer, Monsanto, Dow, Basf et Dupont. Elles règnent presque sans partage sur un marché colossal qui pèse cinquante milliards d’euros. Pendant un an, l’équipe de “Cash Investigation” a suivi à la trace leurs molécules. Certaines, dangereuses, s’invitent dans l’air que les enfants respirent tous les jours.

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