Endocrine Society Webinar for Media: Dangers of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Released: 4-Apr-2013 10:00 AM EDT
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Earth Day webinar features expert on global health threat

Newswise — As Earth Day approaches, public health experts are sounding the alarm about endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in the environment. These chemicals have been linked to health conditions such as cancer, infertility and obesity.

The Endocrine Society will be holding a 30-minute webinar exclusively for journalists on this topic. During the webinar, reporters will have an opportunity to pose questions to Dr. R. Thomas Zoeller, an editor of the recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organization (WHO) joint report on endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

The webinar will address the following questions:

• How widespread is exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals?
• How do chemicals interfere with the way the body’s hormones work?
• What impact do endocrine-disrupting chemicals have on prenatal development?
• What efforts have been made to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals?
• How are endocrine-disrupting chemicals related to global rates of chronic disease?

Who:
Endocrine Society member R. Thomas Zoeller, MS, PhD, Professor, University of Massachusetts, and co-editor of the UNEP-WHO joint report “State of the Science of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals 2012.”

Date:
Friday, April 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (EDT)

Where:
Media are invited to attend this event at no cost, however space is limited. Reporters can register by email to jgingery@endo-society.org. Registered reporters will receive log-in information for the webinar.

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Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endo-society.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/EndoMedia.


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