An endocrine disruptor is a natural or artificial chemical substance that disrupts hormonal functioning in living organisms and causes adverse health effects.
It has different operating modes:
- Disrupt production or regulation of hormones or their receptors
- Prevent a hormone from acting (antagonistic effect)
- Mimic a natural hormone (agonist effect)
Under the REACH regulation, endocrine disrupters can be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), where there is scientific evidence of serious effects on human health or environment.
Proven endocrine disrupters are registered on the ECHA list (REACH), where they are required to be eliminated. In most cases, polyolefins do not contain endocrine disruptors.
As far as LEYGATECH is concerned, our Regulatory Affairs department systematically eliminates the very rare materials that may contain disruptive substances. Moreover, when certain substances are suspected (not yet proven with scientific evidence), LEYGATECH also identifies these raw materials very early on in order to avoid them as much as possible.