On a daily basis we are exposed to numerous chemical substances from many different sources. When exposed to a mixture of numerous chemicals simultaneously, the mixture can have a significant negative effect even at low exposure levels. DTU National Food Institute researches the large number of potentially harmful chemical substances and assesses the consequences in regards to food safety with particular focus on endocrine disruptors, cocktail effects and the development of computer models that can predict the harmful effects.
16 juni 2021
Over-the-counter fungicide can disrupt hormones
The active ingredient in medicines commonly used to treat yeast infections has the potential to disrupt steroid hormone levels, according to a study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. This can have consequences for sexual development in unborn babies if women use these medicines during pregnancy.