Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets 2022 Apr 11. Epub 2022 Apr 11.
Department of Biotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai - 603 203.
Endocrine disruptors are natural or man-made chemicals that interfere with the body's endocrine system leading to defects in hormone synthesis and production. These chemicals are categorized as plasticizers and cosmetic chemicals, heavy metals, phytoestrogens, pesticides, detergents, surfactants, and flame retardants. Some of the most common endocrine disruptors are dioxins, bisphenol A, phthalates, perchlorate, perfluoroalkyl, and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), phytoestrogens, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), triclosan, atrazine, lead, arsenic, mercury, organophosphate pesticides, and glycol ethers. Read More