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Endocrine Disruptor


Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances that act on the endocrine system and disrupt its functions. The term Endocrine disruptor was introduced in the Wingspread Conference Centre; Wisconsin in 1991.The work of Theo Colborn showed that the environmental chemicals disturbed the development of endocrine system. Endocrine disruption refers to the fact that there is negative interference or permanent adverse consequences beyond the range of everyday fluctuations of hormone levels.


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