Endocrine disruptors

Corentine Vanlier (1), Marie Baeck (1), Anne-Simone Parent (2), Christine Lafforgue (3), Caroline Peeters (1), Anne Herman (1) Published in the journal : October 2019 Category : Dermatology

Summary :

We herein report on the “PEAU’se dermatologique” meeting focused on endocrine disruptors, which was held on October 22, 2018 and organised by the Department of dermatology of the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc. Doctor AS. Parent first described the interactions taking place between endocrine disruptors and child development. Next, Doctor CH. Laforge presented the legislation on endocrine disruptors and talked about absorption mechanisms. Finally, the experts provided us with advice on how to limit exposure to and, thus, avoid the undesirable effects of these products.

Key Words

Cosmetic products, endocrine disruptors, endocrinology, dermatology

What is already known about the topic?

Endocrine disruptors have become a hot topic. In our industrial societies, we use a large amount of plastic and preservatives. By changing our behaviors and purchasing habits, we can definitely reduce our exposure to endocrine disruptors.

What does this article bring up for us? T

his article reports the effects of endocrine disruptors on both health and the environment. It informs us about the current legislation pertaining to them, highlighting its flaws. Finally, the article specifies which sunscreens and plastics should be avoided in our everyday life.