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.
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- Clinical Neurology