Endocrine disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals which impact on the hormone system of animals and humans. They have three cumulative characteristics: a hormonal function, an adverse effect, and a causality between the two.

There has been increasing interest in endocrine disruptors and the European Commission has produced a factsheet that answers some of the most common questions about these chemicals and their possible impact on human health and wellbeing.

For more information about endocrine disruptors on the europa.eu website