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HENVINET. Evaluation questionnaire – causal chain for phthalates.

Zimmer, K.E.,Gutleb, A.C.; Ravnum, S.; Murk, A.J.; Lyche, J.L.; Koppe, J.G. Ed. by Yang, A.; Bartonova, A.

Publication details

Series: NILU TR 14/2010

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-82-425-2311-2

File: TR 14/2010 (pdf, 3.52 MB)

Summary: The HENVINET consortium has developed a questionnaire to identify knowledge gaps in the state of the art in scientific knowledge. Literature reviews covered all elements that compose the causal chain of the different environmental health issues from emissions to exposures, to effects and to health impacts. Ultimately, the aim is to discuss the implications of these for policy and research. In this evaluation we focus on the cause¿effect relationship between phthalates in the environment and endocrine disruption in humans. The questionnaire consists of two separate parts. In Part A, you will be asked to comments on the completeness and structure of a diagram illustrating our current understanding of the cause¿effect relationship. In Part B, you will be asked to express your level of confidence in the scientists¿ ability to predict the magnitude of a variety of effects of phthalates in the environment.