Endocrine disruptors (ED) has the potential to adversely alter an organism’s development, reproduction and wider function. Endocrine disruption does not just affect individual animals, but also populations and ecosystem implications too. Regulators worldwide are rightly concerned so they are scrutinizing any safety signals that may suggest ED potential.
ED regulatory frameworks are more widely established for plant protection products than chemicals. Different regulators are at different stages of adoption of ED testing approaches. The EU has an advanced ED testing framework in place, which many other regulators follow.