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Main Title Endocrine Effects of Prenatal Exposures to PCBs, Dioxins, and Other Xenobiotics: Implications for Policy and Future Research.
Author Birbnaum, L. S. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/419;
Stock Number PB95-128054
Additional Subjects Endocrine glands ; Toxicity ; Fetus ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds ; Dioxins ; Environmental exposure ; Risk ; Newborn infant ; Epidemiology ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-128054 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Recent reports have suggested that environmental chemicals may be associated with endocrine alterations in people, wildlife, and experimental animals. Pharmacological investigations as well as natural poisoning episodes have led to the association between exogenous chemicals and alterations in multiple hormonal systems. Persistent environmental contaminants such as dioxins and PCBs have been shown to modulate the activities of several different hormones. The unborn child or the neonate may be at special risk from these chemicals because of rapid growth and development, in addition to enhanced exposure. Because most exposure to these persistent chemicals is via food, changes in dietary habits and/or reduced contamination of the food supply may be required.