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Report: Reducing exposure to EDCs could save up to $42 billion/year in Europe

10:44 AM MDT | June 29, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Union could realize health cost savings of up to €31 billion/year ($42 billion) by reducing exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC), according to a report commission by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL; Brussels). Research has amassed evidence during the past 20 years linking synthetically produced EDCs with a wide range of diseases and conditions, including hormone-related cancers, type 2 diabetes, and infertility, according to HEAL. The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP...

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