Panel Discussion Collaborative on Health and the Environment - Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan

Date:October 14, 2013

Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location:Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Presenters

Russ B. Hauser, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H. (Chair), Harvard School of Public Health

Ana Soto, M.D., Tufts University

R. Thomas Zoeller, M.D., University of Massachusetts

Jerry Heindel, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Services

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Developed in conjunction with the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and the ASRM Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group

Panel Discussion Collaborative on Health and the Environment and ASRM Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group Panel Presentation - Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan

NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DESCRIPTION
Chemicals that can alter the function of the endocrine system are ubiquitous in our environment.  The Endocrine Society has defined an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) is an exogenous chemical, or mixture of chemicals, that can interfere with any aspect of hormone action.  Endocrine disruptors present significant risks to reproductive health and fetal development, as well as other health endpoints such as thyroid function, changes in metabolism, and obesity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify 4 common endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
  • Describe the importance of timing and dose of exposure to EDCs on health impacts
  • List 5 reproductive health problems associated with exposure to EDCs

 

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