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Document ID (ISN)101291
CIS number 03-283
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DMT 92 TC 90
Author(s) Pillière F.
Title Endocrine disruptors and occupational hazards
Original title Perturbateurs endocriniens et risques professionnels [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2002, No.92, p.337-352. 15 ref.
Abstract The theory whereby substances may interfere with the endocrine system has its roots in environmental observations made for several years, such as reproductive anomalies in fish or mollusks (in particular sex alterations in fish in polluted rivers) or changes in the productivity of ecosystems. Effects on human health, such as the deterioration of sperm quality in certain agricultural regions, have also been reported for some time. So far, studies have mainly focussed on reproductive and thyroid effects, very few studies concerning other organs of the endocrine system being available. This review article presents a synthesis of current knowledge of the effects of endocrine disruptors following occupational exposures. Contents: introduction; human effects; occupational hazards; effects of certain classes of chemicals (pesticides, metals, solvents, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls); labelling; hazard evaluation; dissemination of information.
Descriptors (primary) harmful substances; endocrine effects; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; antifertility effects; information dissemination; endocrine glands; occupational diseases; France; labelling; metals; dioxins; pesticides; endocrine diseases; toxic substances; solvents; polychlorinated biphenyls
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Risk evaluation