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ALHem – ALHem participates in a medical education course on Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health in Belgrade, Serbia

A training course on the topic of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and reproductive health was organised by the Institute for Public Health of Serbia on 19 April in Belgrade. This educational programme, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), focused on the question of how EDCs influence our reproductive health and gathered more than 70 participants from the healthcare sector.

Being recognised across Serbia for their expertise on awareness raising and advocacy efforts on the links between EDCs and human health, ALhem was invited to deliver a lecture during the course. For this the occasion, Jasminka Ranđelović, the ALHem project coordinator, gave a lecture titled “The Regulatory Aspect as a Mechanism for the Control of Endocrine Disruptors in the EU and in Serbia".

Participants had the opportunity to learn about the studies and researches that indicate the that the increase in the number of reproductive disorders are more a consequence of exposure to the external influences to EDCs, rather than a consequence of genetic changes which require longer time period.

The training course concluded with an agreement that the main form of action aiming to reduce the harmful effects of EDCs on human health and the environment should be directed towards improved information and education methods about the possible risks and alternatives to chemicals.

The Institute for Public Health of Serbia and ALHem have been HEAL members since October 2016.

Originally posted on 29 June 2017

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