Human Health: Hormonal Disruption

Authored by: Evamarie Straube , Sebastian Straube , Wolfgang Straube

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120009934

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Abstract

Hormonal disruption in humans can result from chemical exposure, including exposure via nutrition. Hormonal disruption can affect all endocrine systems. Guidelines for the use of pesticides exist with regard to general exposure and professional exposure. However, various pesticides are known or suspected to interfere with hormone function even at very low concentrations.

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