EDCs – Endocrine Disruptors may cause up to €31 Billion per Year in Health Costs in the EU

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€31 billion per year in EU health savings possible from reducing exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals

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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

  • Health costs in the EU – How much is related to EDCs?
    Latest news and Full Report, 18 June 2014.
  • EU health savings up to €31 billion per year possible from reducing EDC exposuresPress Release, 18 June 2014.

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