Hormone-disruptive Chemical Contaminants in Food

Hormone-disruptive Chemical Contaminants in Food

eBook - 2012
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Today, we are surrounded by a multitude of different chemicals that are essential components of our everyday life. As a consequence, there are various hazardous substances like dioxins, phthalates and flame-retardants circulating in the environment. These have an impact on ecosystems, wildlife and possibly human health. In recent years, the phenomenon called endocrine disruption has raised considerable concern. This book discusses the scientific basis of this issue using epidemiological and experimental in vitro and in vivo data about chemicals targeting the hormonal systems. It also provides an up-to-date review of international initiatives (including high-throughput screening, use of model organisms and in silico applications) aiming to screen, detect and functionally test these chemicals.
Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781849732970
1849732973
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 236 pages)
Additional Contributors: Pongratz, Ingemar
Bergander, Linda

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