Endocrine Disrupters

​​Everyday exposure of humans to multiple potential endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may impair our reproductive health.​


In our chemistry lab, we analyze the levels of numerous suspected EDCs, such as phthalates, parabens, UV filters and phenols, including bisphenol A, in urine.

To further clarify the real life complex relations between prenatal exposure to EDCs and risk of developing certain diseases in adult life, we relate exposure measurements to our comprehensive data on lifestyle, health and development in our various population cohorts.

Every second year, the Department of Growth and Reproduction holds an international scientific workshop on endocrine disrupters, known as the COW workshop. The next COW workshop is planned for spring 2017.

To learn more about EDCs, read our editorial (2016, in English) or an overview of current knowledge about chemicals and fertility (2014, in Danish)​

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