ContentsnnPrefacennContributorsnnPart I. The Basic Biology of Endocrine Disruptionnn1. Introduction to Endocrine-disrupting ChemicalsnAndrea C. Gorenn2. Endocrine Disruption and the FemalenAna M. Soto, Beverly S. Rubin, and Carlos Sonnenscheinnn3. Endocrine Disruption in the MalenPrue A. Cowin, Paul M.D. Foster, and Gail P. Risbridgernn4. Endocrine Disruption and the BrainnDeena M. Walker and Andrea C. Gorenn5. Heavy Metals as Endocrine-disrupting ChemicalsnCheryl A. Dyernn6. Cellular Mechanisms of Endocrine Disruption: Traditional and NovelnActionsnStuart R. Adlernn7. Endocrine Disruptors, Epigenetically Induced Changes, andnTransgenerational Transmission of Characters and Epigenetic StatesnCarlos Guerrero-Bosagna and Luis ValladaresnnPart II. The Biology of EDCs in Humansnn8. Implications of Thyroid Hormone Signaling through thenPhosphoinositide-3 Kinase for Xenobiotic Disruption of Human HealthnDavid L. Armstrongnn9. Endocrine Disruption and Reproductive Outcomes in WomennSarah Janssen, Victor Y. Fujimoto, and Linda C. Giudicenn10. Epidemiologic Evidence on the Relationship between EnvironmentalnEndocrine Disruptors and Male Reproductive and Developmental HealthnRuss Hauser, Julia S. Barthold, and John D. Meekernn11. Human Exposures and Body Burdens of Endocrine-disrupting ChemicalsnAntonia M. Calafat and Larry L. NeedhamnnPart III. Implications and Mitigations of EDCsnn12. Policy Implications of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals in HumansnTracey J. Woodruffnn13. Talking with Patients and the Public about Endocrine-DisruptingnChemicalsnGina Solomon and Sarah Janssennn14. Community Interventions to Reduce Exposures to Chemicals withnEndocrine Disrupting PropertiesnBarbara Brenner and Maida Galveznn15. What can we do about Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals?nJoseph Thornton
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the three most important themes in the field of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) research: the basic biology of EDCs, particularly their effects on reproductive systems; EDC effects on humans and wildlife, including biomedical considerations; and potential interventions and practical advice for dealing with the problem of EDCs.
Strong evidence for effects of EDCs, including low-level exposures, on humans and wildlife
Comprehensive coverage of mechanisms by which EDCs perturb endocrine systems in exposed organisms as well as in their offspring
Advice to physicians on how to talk to their patients about EDCs in soy formula and other types of exposures