Environmental chemicals and thyroid function.

  title={Environmental chemicals and thyroid function.},
  author={Malene Boas and Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen and Niels Erik Skakkebaek and Katharina Maria Main},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  volume={154 5},
There is growing evidence that environmental chemicals can disrupt endocrine systems. Most evidence originates from studies on reproductive organs. However, there is also suspicion that thyroid homeostasis may be disrupted. Several groups of chemicals have potential for thyroid disruption. There is substantial evidence that polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins and furans cause hypothyroidism in exposed animals and that environmentally occurring doses affect human thyroid homeostasis. Similarly… CONTINUE READING
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