PPTOX III: environmental stressors in the developmental origins of disease--evidence and mechanisms.

@article{Schug2013PPTOXIE,
  title={PPTOX III: environmental stressors in the developmental origins of disease--evidence and mechanisms.},
  author={Thaddeus T. Schug and Robert Barouki and Peter Gluckman and Philippe Grandjean and Mark E. Hanson and Jerold J Heindel},
  journal={Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={343-50}
}
Fetal and early postnatal development constitutes the most vulnerable time period of human life in regard to adverse effects of environmental hazards. Subtle effects during development can lead to functional deficits and increased disease risk later in life. The hypothesis stating that environmental exposures leads to altered programming and, thereby, to increased susceptibility to disease or dysfunction later in life has garnered much support from both experimental and epidemiological studies… CONTINUE READING
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