WECF France Recognizes Endocrine Disruptors as Threat to Women’s Health

Holy Hormones Honey: There is a Native American Proverb that says: ‘A nation is not defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.’ Glad that France is recognizing the connection between endocrine disruption and women’s health.

WECF France: Endocrine disruptors: Threat to women’s health

Health and Environment Alliance

October 9, 2012

WECF has launched a report in French called Menace sur la santé des femmes. The report explains what hormone disruptors are and how these chemicals affect women’s reproductive systems – particularly at critical stages of development. It highlights key scientific research regarding contaminants linked to conditions including early puberty, infertility, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, breast cancer and others.

The launch of the report coincided with the decision of the international community to finally recognize the potential impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on health and the need to protect vulnerable groups. This recognition underlines once more the importance of increasing awareness among the general public, policy makers and stakeholders.

This report is based on the 2008 report Girl, Disrupted: Hormone Disruptors and Women’s Reproductive Health released by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (the Fertility/ Reproductive Health working group). The US report was previously translated into German by WECF Germany.

More information:

Press release: http://www.wecf.eu/francais/actualites/2012/CPMenaceoct2012.php

German version of the report: http://www.wecf.eu/german/publikationen/endokrine-disruptoren.php

Originally posted on 9 October 2012

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.