publication . Article . 2005

New endocrine disruptors: their importance in pediatric population Nuevos disruptores endocrinos: su importancia en la población pediátrica

Juan Manuel Alfaro Velásquez; Alejandro Román González;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2005 Journal: Iatreia (issn: 0121-0793, eissn: 2011-7965, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad de Antioquia
Abstract
Changes in the environment that have taken place during the last 40 years have generated frequent contacts with natural and synthetic chemical products with potential endocrine-disrupting roles; among them: the intensive use of pesticides after the introduction of DDT, the petrochemical derivatives of the plastic industry, the synthetic medicines and the growing market of clothes, cleaning products, cosmetics and motor vehicles. In every one of these groups there are signals of an endocrine-disrupting activity, whether direct or indirect. Initial controversy dealt with products chemically similar to estrogens and with those with antiandrogenic and antithyroid ac...
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free text keywords: disruptores endocrinos, estrógenos, xenobióticos, endocrine disruptors, estrogen, xenobiotic, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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