Endocrine Disrupters

Environmental Health and Policies

  • Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati
  • Luc Hens
  • C. V. Howard

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introductory Chapter: Awareness of the Health impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Substances

    1. P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, L. Hens, C. V. Howard, M. A. Pitsos
      Pages 1-17
  3. Scientific Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. S. I. Nikolaropoulos, P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, M. A. Pitsos
      Pages 39-68
    3. E. Pluygers, A. Sadowska
      Pages 119-147
    4. M. F. Fernandez, A. Rivas, R. Pulgar, N. Olea
      Pages 149-169
  4. Strategies and Policies

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, M. A. Pitsos, L. Hens, C. V. Howard
      Pages 331-355
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-377

About this book


During recent decades, millions of tonnes of man-made chemicals have been produced and released into the environment, with very little safety testing. Many of these chemical substances have been found to interfere with the endocrine system and modulate its function. This book not only overviews the effects of endocrine/disrupting substances on human health, but also addresses the regulatory problems from the point of view of international organisations, including the WHO, the EU, and the European Chlorine Industry.
This volume contains the proceedings of a workshop held at the International Hippocrates Foundation on Kos Island, Greece, in September 1999. The workshop was part of the activities of the ASPIS project, which aims at raising awareness of environmental health impacts among multidisciplinary groups. The contributions to this volume are the result of the interaction of participants at the workshop. As such, it addresses the issue of endocrine disrupters from many different points of view and allows the subject to be approached by a multidisciplinary readership, including: decision makers, medical doctors, environmental experts, post/and undergraduate students, lawyers, engineers, and journalists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati
    • 1
  • Luc Hens
    • 2
  • C. V. Howard
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical School, Department of PathologyNational and Capodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Human Ecology DepartmentVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Fetal and Infant Toxico-PathologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5729-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9769-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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