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Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior
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Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior

Heather B. Patisaul and Scott M. Belcher

Abstract

Hormones play a foundational role in the sex-specific organization of the brain and, consequently, the complex behaviors they coordinate. Our world and bodies are becoming increasingly polluted with chemicals capable of interfering with hormone action and thus, possibly, our neural and mental health. If and how these endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) affect the development and function of the brain, and may be contributing to neural disorders that are rapidly rising in prevalence, are the central concerns of this book. This work also examines why even the concept of endocrine disruption is ... More

Keywords: brain, chemical, endocrine disruption, EDC, endocrine, public health, neural disorder

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199935734
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935734.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather B. Patisaul, author
Professor of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University

Scott M. Belcher, author
Professor of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University