Personal care products and endocrine disruption: A critical review of the literature

@article{Witorsch2010PersonalCP,
  title={Personal care products and endocrine disruption: A critical review of the literature},
  author={Raphael J. Witorsch and John Anthony Thomas},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Toxicology},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={1 - 30}
}
This article reviews laboratory and epidemiological research into the endocrine disruptive effects of components of personal care products, namely, phthalate esters, parabens, ultraviolet (UV) filters, polycyclic musks, and antimicrobials. High doses of phthalates in utero can produce “phthalate syndrome,” demasculinizing effects in male rat offspring due to impaired testosterone production by fetal testes. However, evidence linking phthalate exposure to similar effects in humans appears… Expand
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