In Chemical Regulatory Fight, Journal Editorials Are New Battleground

In Chemical Regulatory Fight, Journal Editorials Are New Battleground 1

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The dispute focuses on chemicals, like Bisphenol A, that can be used in consumer products like bottles and in agriculture, but that have been linked to endocrine disorders.

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The dispute focuses on chemicals, like Bisphenol A, that can be used in consumer products like bottles and in agriculture, but that have been linked to endocrine disorders.

In an uncommon high-level spat at the intersection of science and politics, the top editors at dozens of journals in endocrinology and related fields have published dueling editorials over the wisdom of chemical-safety regulations.

The latest salvo was fired on Wednesday, when the editors in chief of 20 journals posted an editorial warning that scientific studies over the years have clearly shown