A new data repository to support screening and assessment of potential endocrine disruptors
The JRC launches today a revamped version of its Endocrine Active Substances Information System in support to the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, a key component of the Green Deal.
This new tool provides information on endocrine active properties of chemical substances.
These chemicals can interact or interfere with our hormonal (endocrine) system that regulates and controls the release of hormones in our body. Its disruption can lead to hormone-related cancers.
The Endocrine Active Substances Information System (EASIS) is a web-based application that gives access to studies on chemicals with endocrine active properties. It will allow collection of information on endocrine active substances from peer-reviewed studies and databases. These are often hard to compare because they are stored in different formats. EASIS is based on the OECD harmonised templates. This ensures compatibility with other international data collection undertakings.
These data can be freely used by authorities in the assessment of chemicals suspected as endocrine disruptors and by scientists to understand more about how chemicals can interfere with the endocrine system of living organisms. It can be exploited as data retrieval or as a data repository to support screening and assessment of potential endocrine disruptors.
EASIS is fully supporting the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability launched by the European Commission in 2020, and more specifically the move to more efficient "One Substance One Assessment" processes and the better use of scientific data in regulatory assessments.
The revamped EASIS has been officially launched today at the Commission’s annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors, co-organised with the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition. The forum is part of the Ministerial conference, “Chemicals: Better Protecting Health and the Environment”, being held in Paris under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.