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Environmental Endocrine Disruptors (a Review)

Saptadeepa Roy

Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN 10: 384849972X / ISBN 13: 9783848499724
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Title: Environmental Endocrine Disruptors (a Review...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

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Paperback. 100 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.8in. x 0.5in.Considerable scientific evidences indicate that a multitude of environmental contaminants can modulate or mimic the actions of steroid hormones and in some cases produce biological responses qualitatively similar to those produced by endogenous hormones. These chemicals alter the normal functioning of the endocrine system by mimicking, blocking, modifying hormonal metabolism or interfering with the biological hormone synthesis. Reports suggest a concrete link between exposure to these endocrine active chemicals and increasing rates of hormone dependent cancers (breast and prostate), developmental effects in the male reproductive tract, falling sperm counts, and endometriosis. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783848499724

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Synopsis: Considerable scientific evidences indicate that a multitude of environmental contaminants can modulate or mimic the actions of steroid hormones and in some cases produce biological responses qualitatively similar to those produced by endogenous hormones.These chemicals alter the normal functioning of the endocrine system by mimicking, blocking, modifying hormonal metabolism or interfering with the biological hormone synthesis. Reports suggest a concrete link between exposure to these endocrine active chemicals and increasing rates of hormone dependent cancers (breast and prostate), developmental effects in the male reproductive tract, falling sperm counts, and endometriosis.

About the Author: Dr.Saptadeepa Roy has obtained her Ph.D. from Gauahti University, India. Her research areas of interest are Environmental estrogenic chemicals and Endocrine disruption.She obtained her M.Sc. in Zoology From Gauhati University securing 1st Class 1st Position. She has several research papers and articles published in reputed journals to her credit.

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