Scientific Controversies Around Endocrine Disruptors

Contact: Bronwyn McIlroy-Young

This research explores how different groups of scientists perceive and assess the risk posed by endocrine-disruptors (EDs). The global scientific community is deeply divided about ED-risk. This scientific controversy is impeding the development of regulatory frameworks for EDs in many jurisdictions. We are interested in better characterizing the debate within the scientific community and in unpacking the divergent socio-political values held by scientists on each side of the controversy.