Åke Bergman, Stockholm University
Anna-Maria Andersson, University of Copenhagen
Georg Becher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Martin van den Berg, Utrecht University
Bruce Blumberg, University of California
Poul Bjerregaard, University of Southern Denmark
Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Karlstad University
Riana Bornman, Pretoria Academic Hospital
Ingvar Brandt, Uppsala University
Jayne V. Brian, Brunel University
Stephanie C. Casey, University of California
Paul A. Fowler, University of Aberdeen
Heloise Frouin, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans, Sidney
Linda C. Giudice, University of California
Taisen Iguchi, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan
Ulla Hass, Danish Technical University
Susan Jobling, Brunel University
Anders Juul, University of Copenhagen
Karen A. Kidd, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
Andreas Kortenkamp, Brunel University
Monica Lind, Uppsala University
Olwenn V. Martin, Brunel University
Derek Muir, Environment Canada
Roseline Ochieng, Aga Khan UniversityFollow
Nicolas Olea, Granada University
Leif Norrgren, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Erik Ropstad, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
Peter S. Ross, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans, Sidney
Christina Rudén, Stockholm University
Martin Scheringer, ETH Zurich
Niels Erik Skakkebaek, University of Copenhagen
Olle Söder, Karolinska Institute
Carlos Sonnenschein, Tufts University
Ana Soto, Tufts University
Shanna Swan, School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Jorma Toppari, University of Turku
Charles R. Tyler, Exeter University
Laura N. Vandenberg, Tufts University
Anne Marie Vinggaard, Danish Technical University
Karin Wiberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
R Thomas Zoeller, University of Massachusetts

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Paediatrics and Child Health (East Africa)


The “common sense” intervention by toxicology journal editors regarding proposed European Union endocrine disrupter regulations ignores scientific evidence and well-established principles of chemical risk assessment. In this commentary, endocrine disrupter experts express their concerns about a recently published, and is in our considered opinion inaccurate and factually incorrect, editorial that has appeared in several journals in toxicology. Some of the shortcomings of the editorial are discussed in detail. We call for a better founded scientific debate which may help to overcome a polarisation of views detrimental to reaching a consensus about scientific foundations for endocrine disrupter regulation in the EU.

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Environmental Health

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