€31 billion per year in EU health savings possible from reducing exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals
Exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be costing up to €31 billion per year in the EU, according to a report launched today by the HEAL.
- Spiralling rates of hormone-related disease may be due to exposure to hormone-mimicking synthetic chemicals found in food, drink and everyday products.
- New study says if a small portion of hormone-related cancers, diabetes & obesity, and infertility could be avoided by reducing exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals, then billions in costs from these diseases and conditions could be saved.
- A change in European chemicals policy could massively reduce costs associated with cases of hormone-related diseases and conditions. EU should act now.
Sources – @HealthandEnv HEAL News
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