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Endocrine Disrupting Chemical (EDC) Video Series

Clinicians and their patients have questions about endocrine disrupting
chemicals (EDCs). Compelling scientific evidence in recent decades has established strong links between chemical exposures and endocrine diseases, and patients may want to know about the evidence relating EDCs to specific diseases, or how they can control their exposures and reduce risks for themselves and their families. In 2019, the Endocrine Society’s EDC Advisory Group gathered a Task Force to develop resources that would help endocrinologists answer questions about EDCs and facilitate evidence-based discussions with their patients. The Task Force led the creation of the a series of short videos, which build on the science presented in the Endocrine Society’s scientific statements on EDCs. We hope that you find these videos useful and encourage you to check back as more videos will be released in the coming months.

An Introduction to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

EDC-Intro.jpgA Video Discussion With Laura
Vandenberg, Ph.D.
Why are endocrine-disrupting chemicals different from other toxic exposures? In this video you will learn about how chemicals interfere with hormone biology and endocrine systems, and how principles of endocrinology can be applied to toxic chemical exposures.

Environmental Endocrine Disruptors & Metabolic Disorders

A Video Discussion With Robert
Sargis, M.D., Ph.D.
 
What is the link between chemical exposures and metabolic disease? In this video, you will learn about how chemical exposures contribute to diseases such as obesity and diabetes, and why action is needed to reduce health disparities associated with EDC exposures.

Helping Your Patients Limit Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Exposures

A Video Discussion with Leonardo Trasande, M.D., MPP
Among the many sources of chemical exposures, what can patients do to
reduce their risk? In this video, at endocrine.org/topics/edc/talking-edcs,
you will learn about straightforward and cost-effective steps that everyone
can take to limit their exposure to harmful EDCs.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women's Reproductive Health

Link to PDF on EDCs and Women's HealthA Video Discussion WithTracey Woodruff, Ph.D., M.P.H.
How do endocrine-disrupting chemicals impact women’s reproductive health? In this video, you will learn about how chemical exposures can adversely impact women’s reproductive health and contribute to chronic disease. Additional evidence-based resources will be shared and cited to help you work with patients on prevention strategies.

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The Endocrine Society appreciates the contributions from representatives from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in the development of this resource.

If you have any questions or subjects that you would like to see in future installments in this series, please contact:
 
Joe Laakso, PhD
Director of Science Policy 
jlaakso@endocrine.org.