The effects of phthalate and nonylphenol exposure on body size and secondary sexual characteristics during puberty.

@article{Hou2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of phthalate and nonylphenol exposure on body size and secondary sexual characteristics during puberty.},
  author={Jia-woei Hou and Ching-Ling Lin and Yen-An Tsai and Chia-Huang Chang and Kai-Wei Liao and Ching-Jung Yu and Winnie Yang and Michelle Lee and Peilin Huang and Chien-Wen Sun and Yin-han Wang and Fang-Ru Lin and Wen-Chiu Wu and Meng-chih Lee and Wen-Harn Pan and Bai Hsiun Chen and Ming-Tsang Wu and Chu-chih Chen and Shu-li Wang and Casey Colleen Lee and Chao A. Hsiung and Mei-Lien Chen},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  year={2015},
  volume={218 7},
  pages={
          603-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Some phthalic acid esters (PAEs) and nonylphenol (NP) are endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that are widely used in consumer products. Consequently, the general population is exposed simultaneously to both groups of chemicals. OBJECTIVE To investigate the single- and co-exposure effects of PAEs (DMP, DEP, DnBP, DiBP, BBzP, and DEHP) and NP on obesity and pubertal maturity to compare the body sizes of general adolescents with the complainants of the phthalate-tainted foods… CONTINUE READING
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