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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2265-2303; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062265
Review

Effect of Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides: A Review

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Received: 20 May 2011; in revised form: 8 June 2011 / Accepted: 9 June 2011 / Published: 17 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pesticides and Health)
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Abstract: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) are compounds that alter the normal functioning of the endocrine system of both wildlife and humans. A huge number of chemicals have been identified as endocrine disruptors, among them several pesticides. Pesticides are used to kill unwanted organisms in crops, public areas, homes and gardens, and parasites in medicine. Human are exposed to pesticides due to their occupations or through dietary and environmental exposure (water, soil, air). For several years, there have been enquiries about the impact of environmental factors on the occurrence of human pathologies. This paper reviews the current knowledge of the potential impacts of endocrine disruptor pesticides on human health.
Keywords: endocrine disruptors; pesticides; biomonitoring; human effect endocrine disruptors; pesticides; biomonitoring; human effect
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Mnif, W.; Hassine, A.I.H.; Bouaziz, A.; Bartegi, A.; Thomas, O.; Roig, B. Effect of Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides: A Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 2265-2303.

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Mnif W, Hassine AIH, Bouaziz A, Bartegi A, Thomas O, Roig B. Effect of Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2011; 8(6):2265-2303.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mnif, Wissem; Hassine, Aziza Ibn Hadj; Bouaziz, Aicha; Bartegi, Aghleb; Thomas, Olivier; Roig, Benoit. 2011. "Effect of Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides: A Review." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8, no. 6: 2265-2303.


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