Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Stefan O. Mueller, Kenneth S. Korach
    Pages 1-25
  3. Kevin W. Gaido, Donald P. McDonnell, Stephen Safe
    Pages 27-38
  4. William R. Kelce, Elizabeth M. Wilson
    Pages 39-61
  5. Manfred Metzler, Erika Pfeiffer
    Pages 63-80
  6. Jörg Dösch, Helmuth G. Dörr, Ludwig Wildt
    Pages 81-99
  7. Caroline M. Markey, Cheryl L. Michaelson, Carlos Sonnenschein, Ana M. Soto
    Pages 129-153
  8. Catherine A. Harris, John P. Sumpter
    Pages 169-201

About this book


The field of endocrine disruption or endocrine active compounds (EACs), which is just emerging and still controversial, is comprehensively covered by leading experts in Volume 3, Subvolumes L (the present volume, Part I) and M (Part II). The major classes of endocrine active chemicals are discussed, as well as methods for their detection and their association with health disturbances in humans and wildlife. The etiology of several of the human diseases associated with endocrine disruptors, e.g. breast and prostate cancer, decreased fertility and malformations, is still poorly understood, and the current state of knowledge is presented. Since hormonally active agents appear to have the potential of both adverse and beneficial effects, the evidence of health benefits associated with endocrine active compounds in humans is also presented. Basic chapters on the mode of action of EACs and on the etiology of the associated diseases facilitate the understanding of this complex subject for non-medical readers.


Endokrinologie Hormone U biphenyls endocrine disruption endocrine-active compounds endocrinology environment estrogen receptor hormones organochlorine pesticides pesticide polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) polychlorinated biphenyls reproduction

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endocrine Disruptors – Part I
  • Editors M. Metzler
  • Series Title The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Handb. Env. Chem.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66306-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-14681-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-48428-8
  • Series ISSN 1433-6847
  • Series E-ISSN 1616-8666
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 209
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Health
    Terrestrial Pollution
    Environmental Management
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