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Environmental contaminants: Environmental estrogens - Hazard characterization.

Darbre, P. (2014) Environmental contaminants: Environmental estrogens - Hazard characterization. In: Encyclopaedia of Food Safety. Academic Press (Elsevier), Wathem MA, pp. 323-331. ISBN 9780123786128

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Abstract/Summary

Environmental estrogens are compounds which can mimic or interfere in the action of the female hormone estrogen and are found in food either as natural components of plant material (phytoestrogens) or as man-made chemicals (xenoestrogens) which enter food from environmental pollution or from storage procedures. This review discusses the source of these compounds, their molecular basis of action and their potential to impact on human health.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
ID Code:36313
Publisher:Academic Press (Elsevier)

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