The results of the Esteban study published by Santé publique France confirm the general contamination of the population by endocrine disrupters. Contrary to what is claimed by Santé publique France, the health risk associated with endocrine disrupters is clearly established. There are thousands of experimental studies and many human studies available.
For example, female rats exposed to Bisphenol A have sons and great-grandchildren with decreased sperm quality and fertility. Endocrine disrupters are the major cause of the decline in sperm quality. In Paris, in 50 years, the 30-year-old man has lost two out of three sperm cells. In humans, recent studies show a link between maternal contamination during pregnancy and hyperactivity, obesity, asthma, language disorders…in children several years later.
The RES welcomes the adoption of the National Strategy for Endocrine Disrupters, whose reaffirmed objective is to reduce the population’s exposure to endocrine disrupters. The 50 actions are generally relevant but their financing is still not specified. The RES requires funding equivalent to that of the cancer plan (1.5€ billion over 5 years).
The RES has launched the Charter EDC-Free Cities and Territories without. Today 200 municipalities, 3 regions, Île-de-France, Occitanie, Nouvelle Aquitaine and 3 departments, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Bouches-du-Rhône, have signed the charter. This citizen movement must be strengthened to reduce this contamination, which threatens future generations in the same way as climate change.