Laboratory analysis of endocrine disruptors

Do you want to check your products for endocrine disruptors?

What is an endocrine disruptor?

According to the official WHO definition, an endocrine disruptor is “an exogenous substance or mixture that alters the functions of the endocrine system and thus induces adverse health effects in an intact organism, its progeny or (sub)populations”.

Natural or synthetic, the origins of endocrine disruptors are multiple. They can come from synthetic hormones (contraception), pesticides, biocides, plasticizers, drugs, etc…

Endocrine disruptors can have different consequences on the body (see the ANSES report):

  • Mimic the action of a natural hormone and thus cause the response due to a hormone,
  • Prevent a hormone from binding and transmitting its signal,
  • Disrupt the production or regulation of hormones or their receptors.

In other words, endocrine disruptors can lead to fertility problems, cancer, diabetes or autism. 

Why analyze endocrine disruptors?

Today, many substances are suspected to be dangerous including bisphenol A, phthalates or brominated compounds.

In July 2017, a bill was adopted by the European Commission to establish a regulatory structure around endocrine disruptors. Thus, the evaluation of substances suspected of containing endocrine disruptors becomes mandatory.

In this context, the support and expertise of an R&D analysis and development laboratory is a considerable asset. Indeed, it allows manufacturers to anticipate the regulatory changes around endocrine disruptors and to adapt more serenely to new production constraints.

FILAB laboratory assists you in the analysis of endocrine disruptors in your products

With more than 30 years of experience, FILAB offers endocrine disruptor analysis and determination services for a wide range of identified matrices. FILAB also assists you in the development and validation of analytical methods for specific substances.

As an independent laboratory with a team of experienced doctors and engineers, FILAB guarantees the reliability of its results, ensures rapid processing of requests and provides personalized support to its clients.

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The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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