Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are natural or synthetic chemicals that can interfere with and harmfully affect the hormonal system of living organisms. To protect people and the environment from the hazardous impact of endocrine-disrupting compounds, the EU implemented harmonised and legally binding criteria to identify substances as EDs.

The EU Commission has adopted specific criteria to be used in plant protection and biocide legislation. These hazard-based criteria originate from definition of EDs from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Complementary, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have developed a guidance document for applying the new criteria to EU-wide pesticide and biocide legislation.

Endocrine Disruptor Assessment

We have experience with the entire range of methods used to develop an appropriate assessment strategy for EDs, including mode of action (MoA) analyses and adverse outcome pathway (AOP) concepts as well as weight of evidence (WoE) approaches. 

Our Offer

SCC supports its customers with expert work and judgement in evaluating the putative ED properties of compounds. Our experience and continuous monitoring of the current regulatory and scientific developments in the field of endocrine disruption allows us to successfully anticipate regulatory challenges and confidently guide our customers through the difficulties in developing target-specific strategies.

Contact us to find out how we can support you.