The immune system as a target for environmental chemicals: Xenoestrogens and other compounds.

@article{Inadera2006TheIS,
  title={The immune system as a target for environmental chemicals: Xenoestrogens and other compounds.},
  author={Hidekuni Inadera},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={164 3},
  pages={191-206}
}
The immune system in higher organisms is under integrated control and has the capacity to rapidly respond to the environment. Recently, there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases. Environmental factors likely play a major role in the explosion of allergy. Although the "hygiene hypothesis" may explain the increase in allergic diseases which are prone to T helper 2 (Th2) immune responses, recent findings highlight the possible involvement of environmental… CONTINUE READING

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