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Title: Endocrine disrupting chemicals. Harmful substances and how to test them
Other Titles: Produtos químicos como desreguladores endócrinos: substâncias danosas e como devem ser testadas
Authors: Olea, Nicolás
Fernández, Mariana F.
Pulgar Encinas, Rosa María
Olea Serrano, Fátima
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of the opinions of different groups from: scientists, international regulatory bodies, non-governmental organizations and industry; with an interest in the problem of identifying chemical substances with endocrine disrupting activity. There is also discussion of the consequences that exposure to endocrine disruptors may have for human health, considering concrete issues related to: the estimation of risk; the tests that must be used to detect endocrine disruption; the difficulties to establish an association between dose, time of exposure, individual susceptibility, and effect; and the attempts to create a census of endocrine disruptors. Finally, it is proposed that not all hormonal mimics should be included under the single generic denomination of endocrine disruptors.
Sponsorship: This work was supported by a 96/99 Research Project from the Health Department of the Andalusian Regional Government.
Publisher: Escola Nacional de Saude Publica
Keywords: Toxic substances
Chemical compound exposure
Endocrine disruptors
Substâncias tóxicas
Exposição a produtos químicos
Desreguladores endócrinos
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/24885
ISSN: 0102-311X
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Olea, N.; Fernández Cabrera, M.F.; Pulgar Encinas, R.; Olea-Serrano, F. Endocrine disrupting chemicals. Harmful substances and how to test them. Cadernos de Saude Publica, 18(2): 489-494 (2002). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/24885]
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