No. of Pages: 384
Publication date: 1/21/1999 Catalog No.: 3164
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 have been identified, the most common of which are organochlorines 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.