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Teratological Hazards due to Phenoxy Herbicides and Dioxin Contaminants

  • Samuel S. Epstein
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Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)

Abstract

Potential hazards posed by environmental pollutants and drugs include toxicity per se, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and teratogenicity. Although teratogenic effects of various agents have been recognized for several decades, it was only as a reaction to the thalidomide episode that a requirement for teratogenicity data became established in 1962.

Keywords

Advisory Committee Teratogenic Effect Abnormal Fetus Cystic Kidney Porphyria Cutanea Tarda 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel S. Epstein
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  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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