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Overview of air pollution and endocrine disorders

Darbre, P. D. (2018) Overview of air pollution and endocrine disorders. International Journal of General Medicine, 11. pp. 191-207. ISSN 1178-7074

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To link to this item DOI: 10.2147/IJGM.S102230

Abstract/Summary

Over recent years, many environmental pollutant chemicals have been shown to possess the ability to interfere in the functioning of the endocrine system and have been termed endocrine disrupting chemicals. These compounds exist in air as volatile or semi-volatile compounds in the gas phase or attached to particulate matter. They include components of plastics (phthalates, bisphenol A), components of consumer goods (parabens, triclosan, alkyl phenols, fragrance compounds, organobromine flame retardants, fluorosurfactants), industrial chemicals (polychlorinated biphenyls), products of combustion (polychlorinated dibenzodioxins/ furans, polyaromatic hydrocarbons), pesticides, herbicides and some metals. This review summarises current knowledge concerning the sources of endocrine disrupting chemicals in air, measurements of levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals in air and the potential for adverse effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in air on human endocrine health.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
ID Code:79233
Publisher:Dove Press

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