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Main Title Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.
Publisher c1999
Year Published 1999
Report Number ISBN-0-309-06419-8;
Stock Number PB2000-104818
Additional Subjects Estrogen ; Biological effects ; Environmental effects ; Wildlife ; Human health ; Hormones ; Toxicity ; Abnormalities ; Reproductive disorders ; Ecosystems ; Enviornmental exposure ; Bioaccumulation ; Environmental persistence ; Neurologic manifestations ; Immune system ; Dose rates ; Endocrine system ; Diethylstilbestrol ; Bioassay ; Monitoring ; Literature surveys ; Hormonally active agents ; Carcinogenesis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2000-104818 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 456p
Some investigators have hypothesized that estrogens and other hormonally active agents found in the environment might be involved in breast cancer increases and sperm count declines in humans as well as deformities and reproductive problems seen in wildlife. This book looks in detail at the science behing the ominous prospect of 'estrogen mimics' threatening health and well-being, from the level of ecosystems and populations to individual people and animals. The committee identifies research needs and offers specific recommendations to decisionmakers. This authoritative volume critical evaluates the literature on hormonally active agents in the environment and identifies known and suspected toxicologic mechanisms and effects of fish, wildlife, and humans. The book examines whether and how exposure to hormonally active agents occurs--in diet, in pharmaceuticals, from industrial releases into the enviornment--and why the debate centers on estrogens and identifies significant uncertainties, limitations of knowledge, and weakensses in the scientific literature.