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E.U. Shifts Endocrine Disrupter Research Into Overdrive

Science  16 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5622, pp. 1069
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5622.1069

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- The European Union is embarking on a massive new effort to pinpoint the harmful effects of hormone-mimicking chemicals. Last month, the European Commission launched a collaboration involving 60 labs across the continent to investigate the threat that these substances, primarily pollutants, pose to humans and wildlife.