Corpus ID: 31035264

Heavy Metals Acting as Endocrine Disrupters

  title={Heavy Metals Acting as Endocrine Disrupters},
  author={B. Georgescu and C. Georgescu and S. Dărăban and Anca Bouaru and S. Pașcalău},
  • B. Georgescu, C. Georgescu, +2 authors S. Pașcalău
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry
  • Last years researches focused on several natural and synthetic compounds that may interfere with the major functionsof the endocrine system and were termed endocrine disrupters. Endocrine disrupters are defined as chemicalsubstances with either agonist or antagonist endocrine effects in human and animals. These effects may be achievedby interferences with the biosynthesis or activity of several endogenous hormones. Recently, it was demonstratedthat heavy metals such as cadmium (Cd), arsen (As… CONTINUE READING
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