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European Parliament Vetoes Scientific Criteria for Endocrine Disruptors

In 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined an endocrine disruptor as, “an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub)populations.”1 It was not until 2009 that the WHO defined an adverse effect as, “Change in ‘the morphology, physiology, growth, development, reproduction or lifespan of an organism, system or (sub)population that results in an impairment of functional capacity, an impai