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Special Issue "Early Life Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Systemic Diseases"
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Toxicology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016) | Viewed by 18846
Special Issue Editor
Interests: environmental children health with regards to exposure to POPs (i.e. dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls); phthalates, and toxic metals (i.e. lead, arsenic) and the heath effects on endocrine system; neuro-cognitive function, and the related diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors in Pregnancy and Early Childhood: 2nd Edition
Special Issue Information
Daily exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) has been a public health concern. Early life exposure to EDC may exacerbate and prolong significant effects according to previous epidemiological studies, such as Yucheng’s research. Recent studies confirm the developmental origins of adult disease (Barker) hypothesis. For instance, atopic diseases might associate with increased hygiene and chemical priming. In addition to persistent organic pollutants, phthalate esters, nonylphenol, bisphenol A, flame retardants, and even certain metals, such as methyl-mercury, are widely used and found to cause effects on the immune, neuron, and endocrine systems. Examples include asthma, neurobehavioral problems, metabolic syndrome, and even malignant tumors. Although some of the effects have been reported, many await confirmation from human studies, especially from those involving susceptible fetuses. The aim is to assess the association of prenatal and postnatal exposure to EDCs with neurodevelopmental, endocrinal, reproductive, atopic, and cancerous statuses in currently available research studies.
Dr. Shu-Li Wang
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- prenatal exposure delayed effects
- endocrine disrupting chemical
- atopic disease
- neurological effect
- endocrine system
- metabolic syndrome
- cardiovascular disease
- persistent organic pollutant