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Intersectoral Centre for Endocrine Disruptor Analysis (ICEDA)

The Intersectoral Centre for Endocrine Disruptor Analysis (ICEDA) is a research network of renowned scientists whose mission is to inform, assist and serve as a resource for academia, government authorities, non-profit organizations, the industry, as well as the Canadian population, in order to identify, recognize, quantify and manage endocrine disruptors.

Based at INRS, ICEDA contributes to a better understanding of the issues related to endocrine disruptors. Its members, from several complementary research areas, are able to identify endocrine disruptors, analyze their presence in the environment and better understand their effects on human and environmental health.



Endocrine disruptors are commonly found in pharmaceuticals, household products and other environmental contaminants. Over the years, a growing number of studies have shown that these substances can alter the production of hormones that play a vital role in the development of living organisms and of diseases, notably in humans.

Research program

ICEDA promotes international collaborations between researchers interested in the study and analysis of endocrine disruptors from an interdisciplinary perspective. ICEDA has more than 100 members in Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Germany, Argentina, the Netherlands and Serbia.

The research program focuses on environmental health, human health, water treatment, analytical chemistry, epidemiology and environmental policies.

By bridging the gap between academic research, policy-makers and the public, ICEDA seeks to provide the population with informed responses regarding the risks associated with endocrine disruptors in order to better protect future generations.

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