September 21, 1998
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Sweden has traditionally been in the forefront regarding research and actions against persistent compounds that may enter and accumulate in food chains of ecosystems. A new report, published by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, examines in detail the possible association between observed effects, in both humans and wildlife, and hormone disrupting substances released in the environment.
Persistent organic pollutants have long been indicated to be potential endocrine disrupting substances (EDSs). The effects of PCB and DDT in various organisms from marine environments, especially in white-tailed sea eagles from the Baltic area, were studied already in the 1960's. "The debate regarding potential hazards related to hormone disrupting substances has been intense in recent years. There has been a great need among authorities for a solid knowledge basis in this field in order to direct actions against this group of compounds", says Titus Kyrklund of the Research Secretariat at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
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