Endocrine Modulators in the Food Chain and Environment

  title={Endocrine Modulators in the Food Chain and Environment},
  author={Robert Nilsson},
  journal={Toxicologic Pathology},
  pages={420 - 431}
  • R. Nilsson
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Biology
  • Toxicologic Pathology
Recently, considerable attention has been focused on certain environmental contaminants—"endocrine disruptors"—of industrial origin that may mimic the action of sex hormones. Natural compounds and their effects on other types of hormonal activity (eg, on adrenal or thyroid function) have for some reason not provoked similar attention. As exemplified by tributyltin and certain bioaccumulating chlorinated compounds, available evidence indicates that "endocrine disruption" caused by xenobiotics is… 

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