Special Issue "Endocrine Disruptors and Human Health"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Karen Phillips
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 43 Templeton Street, Room 215, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
Website: http://www.health.uottawa.ca/healthsciences/staff/kphillips.htm
E-Mail: karen.phillips@uottawa.ca
Interests: endocrine disrupters; infertility; reproductive biology; sexual and reproductive health education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exposure to endocrine disruptors or endocrine toxicants has been associated with a range of adverse health effects in laboratory animals and wildlife. "Endocrine disruption" refers to negative interference with the endocrine system leading to extra-homeostatic fluctuations in hormone levels that may, in turn, trigger adverse health outcomes.  In humans potential adverse health effects include infertility, abnormal prenatal and childhood development, reproductive cancers along with emerging health concerns (e.g. obesity, diabetes, metabolism disorders, abnormal neurodevelopment).

This special issue will focus on proposed molecular mechanisms by which endocrine disruptors adversely affect human health. Drawing from experimental, epidemiological and other data, articles which explore gene-environment interactions, epigenetics, molecular signalling and receptor-ligand interactions are particularly welcome.  Similarly, articles describing biologically plausible mechanisms by which endocrine disruptors may contribute to emerging adverse human health effects are also encouraged.

Dr. Karen P. Phillips
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (3 papers)

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 2209-2217; doi:10.3390/ijerph110202209
Received: 16 January 2014; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 13 February 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(8), 2694-2714; doi:10.3390/ijerph9082694
Received: 6 June 2012; in revised form: 9 July 2012 / Accepted: 17 July 2012 / Published: 31 July 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(3), 698-711; doi:10.3390/ijerph9030698
Received: 26 December 2011; in revised form: 2 February 2012 / Accepted: 20 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012
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Last update: 29 May 2013

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