Are all chemicals endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disrupting properties require specific evaluation under the European regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH; 1907/2006) and the regulations on plant protection (Regulation [EC] 1107/2009) and biocidal (Regulation [EC] 528/ 2012) products. The development of specific criteria to “identify endocrine disrupting properties” is underway to enable hazard-based regulation in the European Union (EU). In the United States and Japan, scientific, risk-based approaches are being developed. (…)

James R. Wheeler and Katherine Coady, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 402–403, April 2016

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