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Endocrine Disruptor: Its Role and Remedy

August, 2001

Article Type: Review Article

Journal Name: Journal of Medical Sciences

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2001.343.349 move

Issue: 5 | Volume: 1 | Page No: 343--349

Zakaria Ahmed
Zakaria Ahmed


Endocrine disruptor interferes with the biological functions of natural hormones in the body which is responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis, reproduction, development, and/or behavior. A number of chemicals in the environment may disrupt the endocrine systems of aquatic and wildlife and have been shown to disrupt female reproductive function throughout the life span. Certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals can substantially reduce some animal populations and there can be extreme differences in the susceptibility between species to these chemicals. A variety of test methods are available but it is not known which one(s) is the best to determine the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.


Zakaria Ahmed
Zakaria Ahmed