Newswise — WASHINGTON—Hundreds of millions of metric tons of plastic are produced each year, and the process often requires chemicals that disrupt our hormones and threaten lasting damage to human health.

The Endocrine Society and IPEN will release a comprehensive joint report Dec. 15 on endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics and the threat they pose to public health. Experts will share highlights from the report during a virtual news conference Dec. 15.

What: Virtual news conference to introduce the Endocrine Society and IPEN’s joint guide to plastics and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.


Endocrine Society spokeswoman Jodi Flaws, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Endocrine Society spokeswoman Pauliina Damdimopoulou, Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden

IPEN Science Advisor Sara Brosché, Ph.D.

When: December 15 at 9 AM Eastern/15:00 hours Central European Time

Register to attend the virtual news conference by emailing [email protected]. Registered reporters will receive log-in details for the virtual news conference and an embargoed copy of the guide to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and plastics.

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About the Endocrine Society

Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.   The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.

About IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network)

IPEN is a global network forging a healthier world where people and the environment are no longer harmed by the production, use, and disposal of toxic chemicals. Over 600 public interest NGOs in more than 124 countries, largely low-and middle-income nations, comprise IPEN and work to strengthen global and national chemicals and waste policies, contribute to ground-breaking research, and build a global movement for a toxics-free future. To learn more, visit us at, @ToxicsFree.