EndiChem: Database of UK-based research activity in endocrine disruption

2016-12-07T14:40:04Z (GMT) by Institute of Environment and Health
In 2016, the EndiChem database/website was closed, and this fileset is the csv export of database content (one csv for each table; tblIAddress is indeed empty), preserved as it may still be of value to researchers in this area. The EndiChem project description follows:<br><br>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).<br><br>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.<br><br>The literature awareness service provides quarterly updates of published literature covering a wide range of aspects, including:<br><br>    Human exposure measurement and modelling<br>    Human health effects<br>    Biological mechanisms and toxicity testing<br>    Environmental effects<br>    Risk assessment, risk management and risk communication<br><br>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.<br>