the information site on endocrine disruption


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This website was originally established by the University of Ottawa to provide information on the potential health risks of endocrine active chemicals.  With the launch of a new, more broadly based website ( on social, environmental, genetic and other risks to health, the contents of this site were updated and migrated to the new site on September 29, 2013. 

provides up-to-date authoritative information on endocrine modulation and endocrine disruptors and offers scientifically based opinion on reproductive and developmental health outcomes in humans including breast cancer, endometrial cancer, endometriosis, fecundity and fertility, spontaneous abortion, sex ratios, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, semen quality, male reproductive tract abnormalities, precocious puberty, thyroid hormones and immune system.

Our site has been organized in various layers that provide easy-to-understand information for the non-expert public about environmental estrogens and hormonally active agents as well as more complex scientific data and an extensive bibliography to allow for further research on a subject of interest.

to be an up-to-date information resource for endocrine disruption that is widely trusted, authoritative, and user-friendly

to become the preferred source of information and commentary on this issue for members of the public, journalists, public-interest groups, and media commentators
to provide a specific focus on the human and animal health studies that seek to define the risks associated with endocrine disrupting substances

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