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endocrine disruptor

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endocrine disruptor chemicals

ENDOCRINOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, TOXICOLOGY

A generic term for a compound that interferes with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body which are responsible for development, behaviour, fertility, and maintenance of homeostasis.

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endocrine disruptor effects

Examples, endocrine disruptors Xeno-oestrogens, DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls–PCBs, bisphenol A, polybrominated diphenyl ethers–PBDEs, phthalates

Synonyms Endocrine-disrupting chemical, endocrine-disrupting compound 

References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_disruptor

Environ. Health Perspect. 106. (Suppl 1): 11–56

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