For decades, studies of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have challenged traditional concepts in toxicology, in particular the dogma of “the dose makes the poison,” because EDCs can have effects at low doses that are not predicted by effects at higher doses.

Thus, fundamental changes in chemical testing and safety determination are needed to protect human health.

Current epidemiology studies link low-dose EDC exposure to a myriad of health problems; diseases, disorders and suggest that the costs of current low-dose exposure are likely to be substantial.

It is logical to conclude that low-dose testing followed by regulatory action to minimize or eliminate human exposures to EDC’s could significantly benefit human health.

EDC’s include; lead, mercury, phthalates and ethoxylates.

It just so happens that all of the above hormones disrupting chemicals in low doses are used to make polyester ‘plastic’ sportswear designed to interact with your sweating skin.

They don’t tell you that in any of the marketing blurb. The brands probably don’t even tell the sport stars they sponsor to wear them.

Sweden's environment ministry is threatening to sue the European Commission in the European Court of Justice over alleged foot-dragging on endocrine disruptors.

Environment minister Lena Ek said she is seeking the lawsuit to force the European regulatory authority to "deliver the scientific criteria so we can start moving toward a poison-free society."

Ek blamed the delays on the "European chemical lobby," which she claimed is putting commissioners under pressure.

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