Potential adverse effect of endocrine disruptors at low doses

Chemical pollution, acute and chronic, can present a serious threat to living organisms, their health, and their biodiversity. Intensive use of pesticides has resulted in their presence in water, soil and air. Number of these chemicals can act as endocrine disrupting compounds, cause pollution of na...

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Main Authors: Stosic Milena
Veselic Sanja
Vidicki Branko
Corporate Author: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (17.) (2011) (Szeged)
Format: Book part
Published: SZAB Szeged 2012
Series:Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems 17
Kulcsszavak:Környezetkémia
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Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/76417
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Summary:Chemical pollution, acute and chronic, can present a serious threat to living organisms, their health, and their biodiversity. Intensive use of pesticides has resulted in their presence in water, soil and air. Number of these chemicals can act as endocrine disrupting compounds, cause pollution of natural ecosystems and can adversely affect species diversity. Endocrine disrupting chemicals are emerging risk for human health and the environment. What makes endocrine disruptors so significant is that they are often more active at lower doses, far beneath of those which are traditional concern to toxicologists.
Physical Description:176-179
ISBN:978-963-315-066-5