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This review provides a critical analysis of the biological effects of the most widely used plasticizers, including dibutyl phthalate, diethylhexyl phthalate, dimethyl phthalate, butyl benzyl phthalate and bisphenol A (BPA), on wildlife, with a focus on annelids (both aquatic and terrestrial), molluscs, crustaceans, insects, fish and amphibians. Moreover,(More)
Effects of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBA) on thyroid hormone (TH)-dependent morphological development and on TH-regulated biomarkers were investigated using the amphibian Xenopus laevis. Tadpoles were exposed in the Xenopus metamorphosis assay to different TBBA concentrations ranging from 2.5 to 500 microg/L for 21 days. Only the highest TBBA concentration(More)
Environmental compounds can interfere with endocrine systems of wildlife and humans. The main sink of such substances, called endocrine disrupters (ED), are surface waters. Thus, aquatic vertebrates, such as fish and amphibians, are most endangered. ED can adversely affect reproductive biology and the thyroid system. ED act by (anti)estrogenic and(More)
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