Special Issue "Endocrine Disruptors Exposure on Human Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019
Prof. Dr. Eui-Bae Jeung
Laboratory of Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
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Interests: reproductive toxicology; endocrine disruptors; animal anlternative tests; guidelines of toxicology; calcium metabolism; steroid receptors; stem cells in pharmacological and toxicological test
Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are environmental chemicals that interfere with the endocrine systems and adversely affect hormone balance or disrupt normal function of organs that hormones regulate or modulate, leading to detrimental effects in reproductive and developmental processes. Humans and animals come into contact with EDs through a variety of routes, including consumption of food and water, through the skin, by inhalation, and by transfer from mother to fetus across the placenta or mother to infant via lactation. Over the past few decades, the regulation of EDs has been debated among scientists, physicians, regulators, and the public. Key elements for the regulation of EDs are in process, and important discussions are ongoing, especially with regard to the establishment of criteria for the identification of endocrine disrupting substances. In this Special issue, recent progress in all aspects of EDs will be proposed for research, guiding the understanding of EDs. The research will give specific ways in which science can be employed for human health.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a forum to collect most recent progress in all aspects of EDs and their impacts on human health, to discuss possible ways forward, and to increase the level of knowledge and competence.Prof. Dr. Eui-Bae Jeung
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- Endocrine disruptors
- Environmental chemicals
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Effects of exposure to bisphenol A on memory function and neuroimmune biomarkers in allergic asthmatic mice
Author: Tin Tin Win Shwe
Affiliation: Health Effect Assessment Section, Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Title: Critically ill patients are considerably exposed to endocrine disrupting plasticizers
Author: Philippe Jorens
Abstract: Leaching of plasticizers i.e. phthalates (especially DEHP) from indwelling medical devices used in the neonatal, pediatric and adult intensive care unit (ICU) exposes the critically ill to these chemicals at levels far exceeding tolerable daily dose recommendations. Phthalates have toxic effects on i.e. neuronal and pulmonary cells, and are, based on in vitro and in vivo data, recognized as endocrine disruptors. Despite that, they are still used in many medical devices. Based on these pathophysiological effects, exposure to these plasticizers during the ICU stay might contribute to the short term as well long-term complications observed in critically ill patients.