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A Global Plastics Treaty That Protects Endocrine Health SIG Webinar

April 3, 2024
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The rapidly increasing levels of plastic pollution represent a serious global environmental issue that negatively affects the environmental, social, economic and health dimensions of sustainable development. In February 2022, at the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, a historic resolution was adopted to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution with the ambition to complete the negotiations by end of 2024. The session will review effects of EDCs from plastics in the endocrine system and the current state of the Plastics Treaty negotiations.

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  • Objective 1: Revise EDC effects on the Endocrine System. 
  • Objective 2: Understand how doctors can protect their patients...
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Fernandez, Marina Olga

Fernandez, Marina Olga

Sargis, Robert Michael

Trasande, Leonardo

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP is an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health. His research focuses on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively. He also holds appointments in the Wagner Sch

Zoeller, R Thomas

Dr. R. Thomas Zoeller, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His current research focuses on the role of thyroid hormone in brain development with an emphasis on the fetal brain. Dr. Zoeller’s lab also works on the mechanisms by which environmental endocrine disruptors can interfere with thyroid hormone action in the developing brain. Dr. Zoeller’s l

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