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Blatant Opportunism: EDC Believers Exploiting Covid-19 Pandemic Further Erodes Trust In Science And Health Efforts

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Skepticism Warranted Regarding New Study Suggesting Link Between Chemical Exposures And IQ Loss

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Limitations Of Cross-Sectional Epidemiology Studies And What That Means For Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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Risk Communication About EDCs

Several contemporary events scheduled for the European Union are bringing increased focus to the...

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Dr. Gregory Bond obtained a Ph.D. in Epidemiology after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a Masters in Public Health, all from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bond has published... Read More »


A few weeks ago, I came across a press release issued by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), a European-based  non-governmen

My wife and I annually host Thanksgiving dinner for extended family and friends.  It’s a big affair and since we live in a fairly remote, albeit stunningly beautiful, part of northern Michigan, and our guests have to travel hundreds of miles to get here, the event stretches over multiple days.  One of my responsibilities is to ensure we have sufficient quantity and diversity of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to appeal to all of our guests who span four generations and have varied tastes.

In 2017 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) published a report that it developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the evidence that chemicals are capable of causing health effects at low-doses. 

On November 29, an op-ed article, co-signed by 94 scientists, and entitled “Let’s Stop the Manipulation of Science” was published in Le Monde.  It makes numerous allegations, most prominent among them that industry is “manufacturing doubt” about the science on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).  But as anyone who has followed the issue of endocrine disruptors knows, it is highly controversial and polarized with serious questions