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US EPA Requests Comment on NAMs to Screen for Endocrine Effects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment on its plans to screen chemicals for endocrine effects. The EPA has developed a new tiered approach called the New Approach Methodology (NAMs) to assess the impact of chemicals on hormones and the endocrine system. The goal of this new approach is to ensure that chemicals are thoroughly evaluated for their potential endocrine effects before they are introduced into the market. The EPA is inviting stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed NAMs and is looking for input on how to improve the screening process to better protect public health and the environment.

This move by the EPA highlights the growing concern over the impact of chemicals on the endocrine system, which regulates hormones and controls various physiological processes in the body. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been linked to a range of health problems, including infertility, developmental disorders, and some cancers. The new NAMs will help the EPA make informed decisions about the safety of chemicals and prevent harmful substances from entering the market. The public comment period will provide an opportunity for experts, industry groups, and members of the public to have their voices heard on this important issue.



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