Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11.18mm | 480g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 0854042555
  • 9780854042555

Table of contents

Overview of the Endocrine Disrupters Issue; Environmentally Induced Endocrine Abnormalities in Fish; Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Invertebrates; Endocrine Disruption in Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians; Oestrogens, Environmental Oestrogens and Male Reproduction; Human Health Effects of Phytoestrogens; Endocrine Disrupter Research and Regulation in the United States; Subject Index.
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Review quote

"... 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 *
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About R. E. Hester

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.

Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.
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