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An examination of the hazards environmental toxicants pose to reproductive function. Endocrine Disruptors: Effects on Male and Female Reproductive Systems examines the epidemiology and etiology of environmental toxicants/hormone imposters, many of which act as reproductive toxicants that cause fertility problems and carcinogenic hazards. Thus far, over fifty such hormone imposters/persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have been identified, the most common of which are organochlorines (DDT, PCBs) and dioxins. This book discusses the hazardous effects of endocrine disruptors on gonads, fertility, and sexual and reproductive function, and health hazards leading to the alarming decline in global fertility and rising incidences of breast and prostate cancer.
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Endocrine Disruptors: Effects on Male and Female Reproductive Systems examines the epidemiology and etiology of environmental toxicants, or "hormone imposters," many of which act as reproductive toxicants that cause fertility problems. This book addresses alarming issues such as declining global fertility; rising incidences of breast and prostate cancer; and the wide variety of toxic effects that the synthetic chemicals, termed endocrine disruptors, exert on the gonads, fertility, and sexual and reproductive function.
Description from BarnesandNoble.com
Examines the epidemiology and etiology of environmental toxicants, also known as hormone impostors, many of which act as reproductive toxicants that cause fertility problems. The 12 contributions address issues such as declining global fertility, rising incidences of breast and prostate cancer, and the wide variety of toxic affects that the synthetic chemicals exert on the gonads, fertility, and sexual and reproductive function. Individual topics include: how diethylstilbestrol and environmental estrogens influence the developing female reproductive system; dietary phytoestrogens; endocrine disrupters and male infertility; and the role of natural and man made estrogens in prostate development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Table of Contents
Sect. I Effect on the Female Reproductive System
1 Nontraditional Sites of Endocrine Disruption by Chemicals on the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis: Interactions with Steroid Membrane Receptors, Monoaminergic Pathways, and Signal Transduction Systems 3
2 Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Environmental Estrogens Influence the Developing Female Reproductive System 39
3 Ovotoxic Environmental Chemicals: Indirect Endocrine Disruptors 57
4 Dietary Phytoestrogens 89
5 Estrogens, Xenoestrogens, and the Development of Neoplasms 125
6 Differential Regulation of Gene Expression by Estrogenic Ligands: A Potential Basis for the Toxicity of Environmental Estrogens 165
7 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and Related Environmental Antiestrogens: Characterization and Mechanism of Action 187
Sect. II Effect on the Male Reproductive System
8 Endocrine Disruptors and Male Infertility 225
9 Environmental Antiandrogens as Endocrine Disruptors 247
10 Endocrine Disruptors and Sexual Dysfunction 279
11 The Role of Natural and Manmade Estrogens in Prostate Development 307
12 Metal Ions and Prostate Cancer 329
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