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Endocrine disruptors

  An endocrine disruptor is a substance or mixture of chemicals that alter functions of the endocrine system and causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny. Endocrine disruptors may mimic the biological activity of a hormone, usually,...

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More on environmental toxins

  Exposure to tobacco smoke and other forms of air pollution in pregnancy is associated with a wide range of behavioral, neurological, and physical difficulties in babies including stillbirth, placental disruption, prematurity, lower mean birth weight, congenital...

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More on air pollution

It is not unusual for outdoor air pollution to come indoors by way of open windows, doors, and ventilation. Indoor air pollution involves exposures to particulates, carbon oxides, and other pollutants carried by indoor air or dust. Examples include gases (e.g., carbon...

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