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Commission research in action -- tackling the hormone disrupting chemicals issue, Selected results emerging from projects funded by the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme for Research

Funded under: FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

Abstract

Research projects dealing with the issue of endocrine disruption have been funded since 2000 by the European Commission's Environment and Health 'key action', which is part of the Quality of life and Management of Living Resources Programme (1998-2002). In fact, this programme has spent well over €40 million on multi-centre pan-European research projects in the past few years. The purpose of this publication is to provide to the public, regulators and scientists a first indication of the research results emanating from these research projects. The 18 projects presented have addressed a wide range of issues ranging from declining sperm counts in humans to long-term effects of exposure to low doses of chemicals in laboratory animals. Thus, the Commission has been able to mobilise the critical mass of researchers necessary to confront this complex issue, and this concentrated effort is starting to produce results useful for regulatory purposes.

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Authors: KARJALAINEN T, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21941 EN (2006), 75 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KINA21941 (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-21941-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-00140-X
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