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Endocrine Disruptors Part I

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Endocrine Disruptors Part I
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The field of endocrine disruption or endocrine active compounds (EACs), which is just emerging and still controversial, is comprehensively covered by leading experts in Volume 3, Subvolumes L (the present volume, Part I) and M (Part II). The major classes of endocrine active chemicals are discussed, as well as methods for their detection and their association with health disturbances in humans and wildlife. The etiology of several of the human diseases associated with endocrine disruptors, e.g. breast and prostate cancer, decreased fertility and malformations, is still poorly understood, and the current state of knowledge is presented. Since hormonally active agents appear to have the potential of both adverse and beneficial effects, the evidence of health benefits associated with endocrine active compounds in humans is also presented. Basic chapters on the mode of action of EACs and on the etiology of the associated diseases facilitate the understanding of this complex subject for non-medical readers.
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2001
Contributor
Edited by Manfred Metzler
Country of Publication
Germany
Edition
2001 ed.
Illustrations
19 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 209 p. 19 illus.
Imprint
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Pages
209
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9783540663065
Product ID
12238747

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