Analytical Methodologies for the Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Biological and Environmental Samples

@inproceedings{SosaFerrera2013AnalyticalMF,
  title={Analytical Methodologies for the Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Biological and Environmental Samples},
  author={Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera and Cristina Mahugo-Santana and Jos{\'e} Juan Santana-Rodr{\'i}guez},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2013}
}
Endocrine-disruptor compounds (EDCs) can mimic natural hormones and produce adverse effects in the endocrine functions by interacting with estrogen receptors. EDCs include both natural and synthetic chemicals, such as hormones, personal care products, surfactants, and flame retardants, among others. EDCs are characterised by their ubiquitous presence at trace-level concentrations and their wide diversity. Since the discovery of the adverse effects of these pollutants on wildlife and human… CONTINUE READING