Arch Toxicol (2017) 91:2965–2966 DOI 10.1007/s00204-017-2014-x EDITORIAL The current debate on cost burden by human exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals Hermann M. Bolt Received: 7 June 2017 / Accepted: 12 June 2017 / Published online: 16 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Recently, Gregory G. Bond from Northport, USA, and In recent years, endocrine active compounds have been a Daniel R. Dietrich from the University of Konstanz have major focus in toxicological research (Hanioka et al. 2016; contributed a comprehensive review about human cost bur- Van Esterik et al. 2016; Eisenbrand and Gelbke 2016; Niaz den of endocrine disrupting chemicals (Bond and Dietrich et al. 2015; Hengstler et al. 2011). Considering the high 2017). The authors critically discuss a recently published number of publications in this field with partially contra - series of publications that claim that human exposure to dicting messages (Chen et al. 2015; Mansour et al. 2016; endocrine disrupting chemicals cause substantial disease Wang et al. 2014; Harada et al. 2016; Dietrich and Heng- burdens and consequently cost society hundreds of billions stler 2016), systematic reviews on the weight of scientific of dollars per year (Trasande et al. 2015; Bellanger et al. evidence are of
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