|Document ID (ISN)||101291|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 92 TC 90
||Endocrine disruptors and occupational hazards
||Perturbateurs endocriniens et risques professionnels [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2002, No.92, p.337-352. 15 ref.
||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.
||harmful substances; endocrine effects; hazard evaluation
||literature survey; antifertility effects; information dissemination; endocrine glands; occupational diseases; France; labelling; metals; dioxins; pesticides; endocrine diseases; toxic substances; solvents; polychlorinated biphenyls
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures