ECDMET at Researchers' Night in Kuopio
The European Reserchers' Night is a mega-event that takes place every year at the same time in many European cities. This year, Researchers' Night was organised on 27 September 2019. In Finland, the EDCMET project was present at the Reseachers' Night at the Matkus shopping center in Kuopio.
The EDCMET project had a stand Muovia, meikkejä ja metabolinen oireyhtymä ("Plastic, make-up and the Metabolic syndrome"). At the stand, children could do pipetting experiments and adults received information on endocrine disrupting chemicals and the EDCMET project. The visitors were very interested, and worried, on the possible effects of different chemicals in cosmetics, food and our daily environment. Altogether about 180 children tried out the EDCMET mini laboratory!
EDCMET featured in R&D Magazine
Adequate validated toxicological testing strategies for metabolic effects of EDs are lacking and the current testing tools do not appropriately identify effects related to pathways or health outcomes, in which metabolic EDs may be implicated. To read more on EDCMET and our approach to address this and other gaps in EDC testing and to develop novel testing methods for regulatory purposes, see our recent article Investigating the Metabolic Impact of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in R&D Magazine.
Project of the Month
EDCMET is the "Project of the Month" of the East and North Finland EU Office in Brussels.
The news is in Finnish: EDCMET on hanke, joka yhdistää usean tieteenalan asiantuntijoita tarkoituksenaan tutkia ympäristökemikaaleja, joilla on hormonien kaltaisia vaikutuksia. Lue lisää...
The EDCMET Kick-off meeting was held in Brussel on 1 February 2019.
What is the EDCMET project all about?
EDCMET project secures H2020 funding to study metabolic effects of endocrine disruptors.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDs) are known as compounds which exert adverse effects by interfering with hormone-related signalling pathways. The concept of endocrine disruption has recently been extended to metabolic alterations which may result in diseases such as obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease, which constitute an increasing health concern worldwide. ...continue reading here!