Volume 86 Issue 38 | pp. 60-62
Issue Date: September 22, 2008

Tests Of Endocrine Disruptors Delayed

After more than a decade, EPA's program has not begun screening a single chemical
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

IT HAS BEEN 12 YEARS since Congress ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to develop the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) to test pesticides and other chemicals for their ability to mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine system. After missing numerous deadlines and spending more than $100 million on the program, EPA has yet to test a single chemical. Many people are wondering whether EDSP will ever get off the ground, and critics are . . .

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