Introducing the FREIA project: How EDCs affect women's reproductive health

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It is beyond a doubt that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) impact the health of humans and the environment globally. Surprisingly, we still don’t know exactly how EDCs can harm female reproductive health. The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), a member of the EDC-Free Europe campaign, has teamed up with the FREIA project to launch a factsheet and infographic to introduce this research project and to illustrate how EDCs affect women’s health.

Reproductive health disorders in women are often related to hormonal disbalance. In addition to risk factors such as age at first childbirth, breastfeeding, obesity or smoking, EDCs can affect a woman’s reproductive health. These chemicals can disrupt hormones at any life stage, from conception to adulthood, which in turn can lead to a range of serious health problems such as breast cancer, endometriosis or infertility.



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