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.

Since 2000, the Department of Growth and Reproduction regularly hosts international scientific workshops on endocrine disrupters, known as the COW workshops. The last COW workshop was in 2017 and the 10th Copenhagen Workshop (COW) on Endocrine Disrupters is planned for Spring 2021.

To learn more about EDCs, read our editorial (2016, in English). For more information on the impact of environment, including EDCs, on fertility, read our review in Physiological Reviews 2016 or an overview of current knowledge about chemicals and fertility (2014, in Danish)​

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