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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Adverse Effects of Bisphenol A and Parabens to Women’s Health

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have the ability to inhibit normal hormonal levels and may exert an array of inimical consequences in human health. These toxins have special adverse effects in women. This review summarizes recent literature reporting on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, specifically the effects induced by parabens from personal care products and cosmetics, and bisphenol A (BPA) found in food containers, with association to adverse effects on women’s health. Finally, the review provides recommendation on utilizing such EDCs to better meet the needs of consumers, while avoiding these chemical modifiers.

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Jagne, J., White, D. & Jefferson, F. Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Adverse Effects of Bisphenol A and Parabens to Women’s Health. Water Air Soil Pollut 227, 182 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-016-2785-3

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Keywords

  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
  • Environmental biology
  • Paraben
  • Toxicology
  • Women