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Issue Brief Environment, Climate and Health

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

April 6, 2023


Environmental exposures contribute significantly to innumerable health problems, provoking interest in the public health community. Yet many do not fully understand the chemicals of concern, how exposure occurs, and the specific health effects of exposure. Moreover, public health professionals may lack understanding of federal and state environmental regulation of these chemicals. This Issue Brief seeks to provide basic information about a particular set of harmful chemicals and explain the relevant regulatory framework.