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Endocrine Disruptors

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Endocrine Disruptors
By: Kayla Joe & Allison Chavarillo

What you can do for the reduce for the risk of your exposure.
Learn more about Endocrine Disruptors
Provide organic food
Avoid Pesticides
Avoid Fatty foods
Check if your rivers, lakes, and bays are contaminated
Avoid heating food in plastic containers
Do not give young children plastic teethers or toys.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
-is a group of organic compounds used in the manufacture of plastics, as lubricants, and dielectric fluids in transformers, in protective coating for wood, metal and concrete
How we know endocrine diruptors are dangerous.
Plants and animal species show signs of ill health due to exposure to endocrine disruptors. Such as lakes that are contaminated in the lakes which have polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
History of Endocrine Disruptors
What is the Molecular System?
Endocrine Disruptors mimic real hormones and interfere with their natural molecular function.

Health Hazards
The chemicals have increased a wide variety of cancers. The chemicals bother the immune system and because of that your body tends to shut down over a period of time. Especially, animals that have been exposed, like fish, birds, and alligators. This can also interfere with the function of hormones in the indocrine system. This also can cause reproductive and development abnormalities in animals.
How People get exposed to them.
Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides.
Endocrine Disruptors
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife.
A cycle of PCBs.
In the 1950s and 1960s pregnant women were prescribed diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen, to prevent miscarriages. Not only did DES fail to prevent miscarriages, but it also caused health problems for many of these women's children. In 1971, doctors began reporting high rates of unusual vaginal cancers in teenage girls. Investigations of the girls' environmental exposures traced the problem to their mothers' use of DES. The girls also suffered birth defects of the uterus and ovaries, and immune system suppression.
Work Cited

"National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences." Endocrine Disruptors. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.
"Endocrine Disruptors." Natural Resources Defense Council – The Earth's Best Defense. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
"Pcbs - Google Search." Pcbs - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.

This would be like a Hummer vehicle getting stuck in a parking space that is only made for a compact car.
This is one example of one type of molecular interference of natural biomolecular functioning. The consequences of this is that it interferes with natural develpoment and could lead to serious changes in life.
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