Endocrine disruptors | How can chemicals affect the health of developing children?



Nowadays, there is concern about endocrine-disrupting chemicals, especially their interference on the thyroid gland. The impact on thyroid hormone levels, especially for pregnant women during the first three months of pregnancy, may result in neurodevelopmental diseases, autism and IQ loss in the unborn child.

ECHA spoke to Barbara Demeneix, Professor from the French National Museum of Natural History, to ask why these chemicals affect the signalling of thyroid hormones and what we can do to protect our children. 

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