"Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals [EDC]: chemicals that come from outside the body (including pharmaceuticals), or mixtures of such chemicals, that interfere with any aspect of hormone action...we are exposed to them in many, if not most, man-made products we encounter in our daily lives."
"How much of a potentially useful toxic chemical (for example, a pesticide or herbicide) can be put into the environment before people start dropping dead in the streets? So far, risk assessors are doing a reasonably good job at that - people are not dying from chemical poisoning in the streets. Beyond this, you are on your own - there is little testing for and protection from chronic effects of chemical exposure at the levels we experience every day."
The Obesogen Effect by Bruce Blumberg, PhD