Environmental causes of cancer: endocrine disruptors as carcinogens

  title={Environmental causes of cancer: endocrine disruptors as carcinogens},
  author={Ana M. Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein},
  journal={Nature Reviews Endocrinology},
Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including pesticides and industrial chemicals, have been and are released into the environment producing deleterious effects on wildlife and humans. The effects observed in animal models after exposure during organogenesis correlate positively with an increased incidence of malformations of the male genital tract and of neoplasms and with the decreased sperm quality observed in European and US populations. Exposure to EDCs generates… CONTINUE READING


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