THINK TANKUS finally begins endocrinedisruptor screening scheme

June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/25/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 72, p53
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the initiation of the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. in 2008. It will screen substances such as acetone and toluene for their potential to disrupt human hormones. However, it obtained accusations from the National Resources Defense Council that it is bending to special interests, while some scientists questioned its exposure criteria and challenged the reliance on certain animal testing methods.


Related Articles

  • Endocrine Disruptors: Test Orders Abound. Bergeson, Lynn L. // Pollution Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p15 

    The article discusses the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It says that the EDSP allows the screening of chemicals that are included in the list of EPA. It states that EDSP involves two-tier testing approach. However, there are...

  • The Endocrine Game. Gaudreau, Kyrke // Alternatives Journal (AJ) - Canada's Environmental Voice;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p12 

    The article presents information on a report issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2013 stating that the usage of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which cause cognitive and hormonal disorders to occur, is safe.

  • Fish stories. Goudey, Stephen; Tipple, Laura // Public Works;Oct2007, Vol. 138 Issue 11, p51 

    The article focuses on effects-based testing to determine the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDP) in 1998 to use assay methods to identify chemicals that could interact...

  • CHECKING THE LIST. BERGESON, LYNN L. // Manufacturing Today;Spring2011, p6 

    The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the second list of chemicals and substances that will be required to undergo test orders under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The list includes pesticides, perfluorocarbon compounds and drugs....

  • EPA Releases List of EDSP Universe of Chemicals. Bergeson, Lynn L. // Pollution Engineering;Feb2013, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p31 

    The article reports on the publication of "The EDSP Universe of Chemicals and General Validation Principles" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It says that EPA develops the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) to meet the...

  • ACC welcomes screening list.  // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;6/18/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 24, p12 

    The article reports that the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has accepted publication by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a draft list of substances that are to be screened for potential effects on the endocrine system. The list was produced under the EPA's Endocrine Disruptor...

  • EPA rejects NRDC request to cancel 2,4-D registrations.  // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/12/2012, p3 

    The article examines the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) rejection of Natural Resources Defense Council petition filed on November 6, 2008 requesting EPA to cancel all product registrations and revoke tolerances for pesticide 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2, 4-D). 2, 4-D is a...

  • Notices: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;6/24/2013, Vol. 78 Issue 121, p37803 

    The article offers information on U.S. Environment Protection Agency's plan to submit an Information collection request(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget(OMB), It states the ICR would be submitted to OMB for review and approval and EPA is inviting comments on specific aspects of the...

  • Effects of Altered Food Intake during Pubertal Development in Male and Female Wistar Rats. Susan C. Laws; Tammy E. Stoker; Janet M. Ferrell; Michelle G. Hotchkiss; Ralph L. Cooper // Toxicological Sciences;Nov2007, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p194 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently validating assays that will be used in a Tier I Screening Battery to detect endocrine disrupting chemicals. A primary concern with the Protocols for the Assessment of Pubertal Development and Thyroid Function in Juvenile Male and Female Rats...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics