Endocrine Disrupters

Environmental Health and Policies
Author: Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati,Luc Hens,Vyvyan C. Howard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401597693
Category: Medical
Page: 377
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During recent decades, millions of tonnes of man-made chemicals have been produced and released into the environment, with very little safety testing. Many of these chemical substances have been found to interfere with the endocrine system and modulate its function. This book not only overviews the effects of endocrine/disrupting substances on human health, but also addresses the regulatory problems from the point of view of international organisations, including the WHO, the EU, and the European Chlorine Industry. This volume contains the proceedings of a workshop held at the International Hippocrates Foundation on Kos Island, Greece, in September 1999. The workshop was part of the activities of the ASPIS project, which aims at raising awareness of environmental health impacts among multidisciplinary groups. The contributions to this volume are the result of the interaction of participants at the workshop. As such, it addresses the issue of endocrine disrupters from many different points of view and allows the subject to be approached by a multidisciplinary readership, including: decision makers, medical doctors, environmental experts, post/and undergraduate students, lawyers, engineers, and journalists.

Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Processes


Author: J. W. Birkett,J. N. Lester
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 9781843390312
Category: Science
Page: 312
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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) have been shown to produce changes in the endocrine system of organisms that lead to increases in cancers and abnormalities in reproductive structure and function. Recent research has highlighted the existence of hormonally active compounds in sewage and industrial effluents and their potential for recycling back into the environment - including drinking water supplies- through point sources and non-point sources. Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Processes presents the latest research on EDCs, covering the sources, fate, and transport of EDCs in sewage and industrial effluents, and sludge treatment and disposal options in light of effects on receiving environments. In addition, the authors review current legislation, future research needs, and potential management strategies for endocrine disrupters in the environment.

Disrupters

Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold
Author: Dr. Patti Fletcher
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613083807
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 235
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Only 4% of women are CEOs and women make up only 18% of board seats around the globe. But if all the research shows that the odds are stacked against women, what can we learn from the women who managed to reach the pinnacle of success despite the obstacles of systemic bias in corporate America? Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold explores what has enabled some women to not just break the glass ceiling but to shatter it against all odds. Dr. Patti Fletcher includes in her book first-person in-depth interviews with dozens of trailblazing women executives and board members. This exciting and uplifting book demystifies what it takes to go where so few have gone before by: Exploring the mindsets that help or hinder success against all odds Discovering the right time to begin the journey to a role that feels too big and too hard to obtain Learning the secrets to success that separate those who succeed from those who do not Building a personal board of directors to help you catapult yourself to the boardroom Case studies and interviews will include women of diverse races, ages, backgrounds, and industries -- all sharing what it means to achieve their own version of success

Endocrine Disrupters and Carcinogenic Risk Assessment


Author: Lech Chyczewski,Jacek Niklinski,Eric Pluygers
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586032180
Category: Science
Page: 364
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The book is devoted to the study of the endocrine-related effects on human health with special reference to carcinogenesis, and to the assessment of carcinogenic risk. After providing basic information at the general, cellular and molecular levels, the contents focus on the paradigm of Biologically Based Risk Assessment, as developed form Physiologically-Based Toxicokinetic Models. The analysis of this material is proposed as the novel parameters for developing Biologically Based Models of Carcinogenesis, considered to be more relevant to risk assessment than traditional approaches. This data appears unique in an important and rapidly developing field.

Endocrine Disrupters

Hazard Testing and Assessment Methods
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118355954
Category: Science
Page: 416
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Enables researchers to assess the effects of endocrinedisrupters as well as comply with new environmentalregulations Endocrine disrupters are chemicals—both man-made andnatural—that interfere with the body's endocrine system,potentially resulting in adverse developmental, reproductive,neurological, and immune effects. In recent years, a number ofregulatory authorities around the world have drafted or enactedlegislation that requires the detection and assessment of theeffects of endocrine disrupters on both humans and wildlife. Inresponse, this book provides comprehensive, up-to-date informationon the latest tested and proven methods used to detect and assessthe environmental hazards posed by endocrine-disruptingchemicals. Endocrine Disrupters is divided into chapters coveringeach major taxon as well as chapters dedicated to hazard assessmentand regulation. The book covers testing methods for all thevertebrate groups and several invertebrate phyla, including: Crustaceans and mollusks Insects Fish Amphibians and reptiles Birds and mammals Moreover, the book emphasizes practical, ethical testing methodsthat combine sensitivity, efficiency, statistical power, andreasonable cost. Each chapter is written by one or more international experts inecotoxicology, offering readers step-by-step guidance forimplementing each method based on the latest research and theauthors' firsthand laboratory experience. Furthermore, all thechapters have been subjected to a rigorous peer review and editedin light of the reviewers' comments. References at the end of eachchapter guide readers to the literature in the field. Endocrine Disrupters is recommended for scientists whoneed to test chemicals for possible endocrine-disruptingproperties. It is also recommended for regulatory authorities whoneed to decide whether particular chemicals can be safelymarketed.

Endocrine Disrupters


Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128005858
Category: Medical
Page: 472
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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Series provides up-to-date information on vitamin and hormone research spanning data from molecular biology to the clinic. A volume can focus on a single molecule or on a disease that is related to vitamins or hormones. A hormone is interpreted broadly so that related substances, such as transmitters, cytokines, growth factors and others can be reviewed. This volume focuses on endocrine disrupters. Expertise of the contributors Coverage of a vast array of subjects In depth current information at the molecular to the clinical levels Three-dimensional structures in color Elaborate signaling pathways

Vital Signs 2000


Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916611
Category: Nature
Page: 190
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The global trends documented in Vital Signs 2000--from the rapid rise in the sales of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps to the worldwide overpumping of growndwater--will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.

Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Processes


Author: Jason W. Birkett,John N. Lester
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566706018
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) have been shown to produce changes in the endocrine system of organisms, leading to increases in cancers and abnormalities in reproductive structure and function. This book presents research on the endocrine-disrupting effects of sewage and industrial effluents, covering the sources, fate, and transport of EDCs, and sludge treatment and disposal options considered in regard to their implications for receiving environments. It also addresses the potential sources and analysis of these substances in waters, sediments, and sludges. In addition, the authors review current legislation and potential management strategies for endocrine disrupters in the environment.

Weed and Crop Resistance to Herbicides


Author: Rafael de Prado,J. Jorrín,Luis Garcia-Torres
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792345817
Category: Science
Page: 340
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In recent decades, repeated use of herbicides in the same field has imposed selection for resistance in species that were formerly susceptible. On the other hand, considerable research in the private and public sectors has been directed towards introducing herbicide tolerance into susceptible crop species. The evolution of herbicide resistance, understanding its mechanisms, characterisation of resistant weed biotypes, development of herbicide-tolerant crops and management of resistant weeds are described throughout the 36 chapters of this book. It has been written by leading researchers based on the contributions made at the International Symposium on Weed and Crop Resistance to Herbicides held at Córdoba, Spain. This book will be a good reference source for research scientists and advanced students.

Red Lightning


Author: John Varley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440624798
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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“A cosmic coming-of-age novel… enthralling everyman heroics.”—Paul Di Filippo, SciFi.com “Mars sucks.” And if anyone’s allowed to say it, Ray Garcia-Strickland is, since his father was one of the first men to set foot there. Ray’s father is now the manager of the Red Thunder, one of the swankiest hotels on overdeveloped Mars. And Ray has seen his share of gravity-dependent Earthies. Which doesn’t stop him from fearing the worst when Earth is struck by an unknown object, causing a massive tsunami. Living high on his father’s glory was okay, but now Ray must literally come down to Earth—and help solve one of its greatest mysteries… From the Paperback edition.