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