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Endocrine Disruption: Biological Bases for Health Effects in Wildlife and Humans

 
 
 
 
Endocrine Disruption: Biological Bases for Health Effects in Wildlife and Humans
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195137491
ISBN 10: 195137493
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-09-22
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
List Price: $160.00
 
 

This book addresses the biological effects of the reasonably large number of classes of compounds that have been recognized as endocrine disrupters. These compounds have been found to persist as pollutants in the environment, and have been blamed for causing developmental disorders and/or fertility problems in fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and possibly humans. This book presents the relevant fundamentals of the endocrine systems of animals and humans, the toxicology, developmental toxicology, ecology, and risk assessment methods, and lays out the current state of understanding for the whole field, organized by the classes of compounds that have been identified as endocrine disrupters.