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Database of UK-based Research Activity in Endocrine Disruption


There is a wealth of funded research currently ongoing in the UK regarding the potential adverse impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the environment on human health and the environment itself. This area of research is supported by past incidents where exposure to environmental sources of EDCs has had a profound impact on both humans and wildlife, e.g. DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).

In a project funded by Defra, the Institute of Environment and Health (IEH) has initiated a literature awareness service and an on-line database (EndiChem) to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research in this area.

The literature awareness service provides quarterly updates of published literature covering a wide range of aspects, including:

  • Human exposure measurement and modelling
  • Human health effects
  • Biological mechanisms and toxicity testing
  • Environmental effects
  • Risk assessment, risk management and risk communication

The EndiChem database holds information on scientists within the UK who are currently, or have previously, conducted research into the area of EDCs. This aspect of the project attempts to facilitate the establishment of formal or informal collaborations between researchers, including production of joint publications and future grant proposals. In addition, this resource provides valuable information for sponsors and interested stakeholders for identifying gaps in knowledge and areas for future funding opportunities.

Submitting Data to EndiChem

Inclusion of your details in this database will bring your interests and research activities (and those of your organisation) to the attention of the wider research community and other stakeholders. It will facilitate contact and multidisciplinary co-operation between researchers, and allow potential funding bodies to identify you as an active researcher in this field. To fulfil its potential, the database must be as complete as possible. Please submit information on your work and interests for inclusion on the database by completing the questionnaire below. In order to keep the content up to date IEH will contact all registered researchers at intervals to confirm the status of their entries and gather any additional (new) information.

Downloadable EndiChem questionnaire

To obtain the questionnaire in electronic form please click on the following link and download the questionnaire:

After completion, please return the questionnaire either via hardcopy to the postal address below or as an email attachment to If you are unable to download an electronic version and require a hard copy of the questionnaire, please contact the EndiChem project co-ordinator at IEH:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1234 758281
  • Fax: +44 (0)1234 758280
  • Address:
    Institute of Environment and Health, Vincent Building, Cranfield University,
    Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, United Kingdom

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Page last modified: 21 January 2014
Page published: 21 January 2014