Neurotoxic effects of endocrine disrupters

Susan A. Laessig, Margaret M. McCarthy, Ellen K. Silbergeld

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Endocrine disrupting chemicals are a newly defined category of environmental contaminants that may affect animal and human populations by interfering with normal hormone action. There is substantial concern that these agents could have a range of subtle and long-lasting effects. Because of the sensitivity of the developing central nervous system to low levels of endogenous gonadal hormones during development, the central nervous system may be a target for the action of endocrine disrupting chemicals. (C) 1999 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-751
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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