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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals : Issues in Environmental Science and Technology - R. E. Hester

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Issues in Environmental Science and Technology

By: R. E. Hester (Editor), R. M. Harrison (Editor), Paul Harrison (Contribution by), Katie J. Turner (Contribution by), Anthony Maciorowski (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9780854042555
Number Of Pages: 166

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Long-term environmental effects of chemical exposure have long been of concern and, more recently, chemicals which cause changes to the sexual development of exposed organisms have been identified. It is thought that low-level exposure to a wide range of chemicals may be affecting endocrine function, leading to a reduction in fertility and an increase in reproductive cancers. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals reviews the scientific evidence and attempts to put the subject into context. Along with an overview of the issue, there is discussion of the specialised aspects in relation to wildlife; environmental oestrogens and male reproduction; and naturally occurring oestrogenic substances. With contributions from representatives of the Medical Research Council's Institute for Environment and Health and the US Environmental Protection Agency, the articles provide a comprehensive and detailed review of current issues. This book will be of interest to a wide readership, including industrial and environmental scientists, managers and policy makers.

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"... thorough and authoritative ..." * Aslib Book Guide, Vol 65, No 1, January 2000 * "I recommend this book ..." * The Alchemist Web Site, March 2000 * "... a comprehensive and detailed review ..." * International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol 15, No 3, 2001 * "The Royal Society of Chemistry is fortunate to have been able to draw together the contributions of such distinguished people, in such a clear and readable book." * International Journal of Environmental Studies, 2001, Vol 58, p 664-666 *

Overview of the Endocrine Disrupters Issuep. 1
Environmentally Induced Endocrine Abnormalities in Fishp. 27
Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Invertebratesp. 49
Endocrine Disruption in Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibiansp. 61
Oestrogens, Environmental Oestrogens and Male Reproductionp. 83
Human Health Effects of Phytoestrogensp. 109
Endocrine Disrupter Research and Regulation in the United Statesp. 135
Subject Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9780854042555
ISBN-10: 0854042555
Series: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.56 x 19.0  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.32

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