Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Occurrence, Exposures and Health Risks


Sabrina Johnston (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

Wide variety of pesticides and other synthetic chemicals may disrupt the normal function of the endocrine system, cause alteration and also attack the immune system of humans and wildlife at very low concentration levels. Chapter One of this book provides an overview of analytical methods, including sample preparation steps, chromatographic separation and detection of endocrine disrupting pesticides in a variety of food, environmental and biological matrices. Chapter Two studies endocrine disrupting compound (EDC) exposure from recycled wastewater compared to other water related risks in developed and developing nations. Chapter Three summarizes the role of EDCs on pregnancy and birth outcomes, included but not limited to fertility problems, premature birth, low birth weight, and miscarriage along with in-vitro, animal, and epidemiological studies. In the last chapter, the worst EDCs will be revealed and their related potential hazardous health risks to humans are discussed. Furthermore, suggestions to help the reader avoid such toxic chemicals are presented. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Present-Day Challenges in Isolation/Preconcentration and Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides by Chromatography Combined with Mass Spectrometry
Svetlana Hrouzková and Agneša Páleníková (Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak, University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinského, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

Chapter 2. Trumped by Traditional Hazards: EDC Exposure from Recycled Wastewater Compared to Other Water Related Risks in Developed and Developing Nations
Vivian Futran Fuhrman, Alon Tal, Alfred Abed-Rabbo, Nader el-Khateeb, Nina Gordon-Kirsch, Tal Godinger, Wa`d Odeh, and Shai Arnon (Institute for Dryland, Environmental and Desert Research, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer, Israel, and others)

Chapter 3. Effect of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Pregnancy
Tandra R. Chakraborty, Sanjoy Chakraborty and Natalia Klimova (Department of Biology, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Exposing the Hidden Sources of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and their Related Potential effects on Human Health
Karim N. Jallad (American University of Kuwait, College of Arts and Sciences, Safat, Kuwait)


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