Endocrine disrupting chemicals – probability of adverse environmental effect
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Instytut Medycyny Pracy i Zdrowia Środowiskowego Dyrektor: dr n. med. P.Z. Brewczyński
Katedra i Zakład Higieny Uniwersytetu Medycznego we Wrocławiu Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. K. Pawlas
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Instytut Medycyny Pracy i Zdrowia Środowiskowego 41-200 Sosnowiec, Kościelna 13, tel. 32 634 12 00
Med Srod. 2015;18(1):7-11
The paper presents some information about current state of knowledge of the risk due to exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Endocrine disruptors are defined as chemicals substances with either agonist or antagonist endocrine effects in human and wildlife. Exposure to EDCs in animals models correlate positively with an increased incidence of malformations of genital tract, on neoplasmas, obesity, alternations on male and female reproduction and changes in neuroendocrinology and behavior. Results from animal models, human clinical observations and epidemiological studies converge to implicate EDCs as a significant risk to public health.
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