- Reviews the impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on health and behaviour including cancer and reproductive disorders
- Addresses the origin and analysis of endocrine disruptors with chapters on surveillance and analysis techniques
- Examines the relevance of genetics, epigenetics and genomic technologies to endocrine disrupting chemicals
Table of Contents
- Part 1 Endocrine disruptors, health and behaviour: The effect of dietary endocrine disruptors on the developing fetus; Human epidemiologic studies of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and altered hormone levels; Epidemiological evidence on impaired reproductive function and cancer related to endocrine disrupting chemicals; Nutritional phytoestrogens and bone health. Part 2 Origin and analysis of endocrine disruptors in food products: Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: Origins, fates and transmission into the food chain; Surveillance of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in foods; Advances in chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry-related techniques for analysis of endocrine disruptors in food; Biosensors for endocrine disruptors. Part 3 Risk assessment of endocrine disruptors in food products: Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in food; Bioassays for the detection of hormonal activities; Genetics, epigenetics and genomic technologies: importance and application to the study of endocrine disrupting chemicals; Computer-aided methodologies to predict endocrine-disrupting potency of chemicals; Endocrine disruptors in breast milk and the health-related issues of breastfeeding; Assessing the risks of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Part 4 Examples of endocrine-disrupting chemicals associated with food and other consumer products: Dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls and brominated flame retardants; Bisphenol A; Phytoestrogens and phytosterols; Pharmaceuticals; Endocrin-active Ultraviolet filters and cosmetics; Mechanisms of action of particular endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
- No. of pages: 608
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2009
- Published: March 31, 2009
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- eBook ISBN: 9781845695743
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