With great pleasure, we announce the release of our first FREIA factsheet and infographic on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and women’s reproductive health. Both are available in multiple languages.

It is beyond a doubt that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) impact the health of humans and the environment globally. Surprisingly, we still don’t know exactly how EDCs can harm female reproductive health.

With this factsheet and infographic, we hope to help people understand better what EDCs are and the impact EDCs have on women’s health“, says Majorie van Duursen – coordinator of FREIA. “It also addresses where the challenges lie with regulating EDCs in Europe and how FREIA aims to contribute to protective chemical regulations“.

The factsheet was written together with Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and is endorsed by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS).

We are extremely happy with such strong partners in communication and advocacy on women’s health issues. It shows the wide-spread concern about environmental impact on women’s health, beyond the academic community. By joining forces we can reach a broader audience and create more awareness for this pressing matter“, according to Van Duursen.