The TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors is a database of chemicals with the potential to affect the endocrine system.
Endocrine effects include not only direct effects on traditional endocrine glands, their hormones and receptors (such as estrogens, anti-androgens, and thyroid hormones), but also all other hormones and signaling cascades that affect the body’s systems and processes, including reproductive function and fetal development, the nervous system and behavior, the immune and metabolic systems, gene expression, the liver, bones, and many other organs, glands and tissues.
Every chemical on the TEDX List has one or more verified citations. Each citation is from published, accessible, primary scientific research demonstrating effects on the endocrine system.
References are provided to support each chemical’s inclusion on the list. The number of citations presented in the TEDX List has been limited for practical reasons. It does not reflect the relative amount of research that has been done on each chemical and therefore should not be used as a method of ranking or prioritizing.
Note that the number of studies cited in the TEDX list does not necessarily reflect the number of postiive studies in the literature. TEDX is currently priroitizing identifying new chemicals to add to the list over backfilling more studies for previously listed chemicals.