Endocrine Disruptors and Health Effects in Africa: A Call for Action

Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspondence to M. Bornman, Dean’s Office and School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Building, Room 4.14, Bophelo Rd., Gezina, Private Bag X323, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Telephone: 012 319 2206. Email: Riana.Bornman@up.ac.za None of the authors is employed or was funded by any of the companies sponsoring the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Africa meeting from which this commentary draws information and opinion. B.B. receives royalties from various patents related to PPARgamma, SXR, and BXR. J.D. is employed by the International Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Elimination Network (IPEN), a network of public interest nongovernmental organizations working in more than 100 countries to reduce and eliminate the harm to human health and the environment from toxic chemicals. J.D. receives no personal ...
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