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Endocrine Disruptors and Human Health

[ Vol. 10 , Issue. 9 ]

Author(s):

G. Latini, G. Knipp, A. Mantovani, M.L. Marcovecchio, F. Chiarelli and O. Soder   Pages 846 - 855 ( 10 )

Abstract:


Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are a group of diversely natural compounds or synthetic chemicals that can interfere with the programming of normal endocrine-signalling pathways during pre- and neonatal life, thus leading to adverse consequences later in life. In addition, early life exposure to EDCs may alter gene expression and consequently transmit these effects to future generations.

Keywords:

Endocrine-disruptors, environment, endocrine system, phthalates, pregnancy, neonate, fetal

Affiliation:

Division of Neonatology, Ospedale A. Perrino, s.s. 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy.



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