Environmental Endocrine Disruptors
From Book News, Inc. Contributors from the biological sciences report recent research on selected topics on the disruptors as part of the science of reproductive toxicology. They focus on endocrine disruption by contaminants in humans, other mammals, and other vertebrates from an evolutionary comparative perspective. They offer background on the evolution of the vertebrate endocrine system and, because many such contaminants are stored in and released from fat stores, on systems associated with lipid storage and utilization. Other concerns include effects on the reproductive, immune, and nervous systems; the liver, and thyroid.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis Dealing with the research in many aspects of endocrine disruption by environmentally-encountered toxic substances in humans, other mammals, and other vertebrates, this work looks at the role of contaminants as endocrine disruptors. Initial chapters provide a background on the evolution of the vertebrate endocrine system, the evolution of vertebrate systems associated with lipid storage and utilisation, and the degradation and excretion of toxins. Additional chapters examine specific aspects of...