By Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Séralini - June 2008
Endocrine Disruptors (ED) are chemical substances, most of them synthetic, qualified as xenobiotics, and which can interfere with the synthesis, the storage, the transport within the organism, the metabolism, the fixing, the action or the elimination of hormones.
Reference of the article: Réflexions en Gynécologie-Osbétrique, Juin 2008, Tome 1 - n°2, p 56-59.
Professor Séralini’s group (1) at the University of Caen, France, has just published a new study in an international scientific journal based in the United States. The research showed hitherto unknown toxic effects associated with multiple pollutants in combination. Some of the pollutants are controlled under the European REACH regulation, and they are tested in this work with pesticides, and a drug, on human embryonic cells1, and extracts of placenta.
Référence article : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2007.03.033
press release of Cytotoxic effects and aromatase inhibition by xenobiotic endocrine disruptors alone and in combination - June 2007