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Hormone-like chemicals: low dose, big response?

Monday, December 17, 2012   (0 Comments)
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EPA to investigate human response to small doses of chemicals

 

Traditionally, the government has exposed lab rats to high doses of chemicals, then extrapolated the impact of real-life human exposure. Scientists say these tests are inadequate because hormone mimicking-chemicals can have health effects at low doses that do not happen at high doses, and some small exposures may have big consequences. The EPA has agreed to invetugate. University of Missouri Professor Frederick vom Saal, an author of a new report, says "There's no such thing as a safe level when you're talking about endocrine disruptors.” Read the story in Scientific American


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