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Endocrine disruption has become a significant focus of environmental toxicology and medicine in the last few years. In the light of the uncertainties and concerns relating to this topic, there was clearly a need to establish an agreed, integrated plan to direct future international research and monitoring activities within this field. This document records the output from the workshop entitled The Impact of Endocrine Disrupters on Human Health and Wildlife held in Weybridge (GB), 2-4 December 1996 to address this issue. The specific objectives of this workshop were to: assess the scope of the problem in Europe; identify gaps in present knowledge and outstanding epidemiological questions; summarize current research activities in Europe; define research priorities for EC Framework Programme 5 and for national research programmes; define monitoring needs and, if appropriate, strategies; assess whether existing testing and screening methodologies are adequate and to recommend method development where appropriate; and to provide a forum for informal international discussion on research and testing of endocrine disrupters.

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Authors: MRC INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH (EDITOR), MRC Institute For Environment And Health, University of Leicester (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17549 EN (1997) 125pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
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