substances that stop the production or block the transmission of hormones in the body. Go to Top
substances that stop the production or block the transmission of hormones in the body and often interfere with development.
exogenous chemicals that interfere with hormone function. Three main forms of interference: Mimic (effects of natural hormone), Block (binding of hormone to receptor or synthesis), Interfere (with hormone transport or elimination). ( More? Endocrine Notes)
( AKA Environmental Hormones) -- Generally, synthesized chemical compounds that interfere with the chemical messaging system that directs the development of life. Dr. J.P. Myers, coauthor of Our Stolen Future: "What they do, what they have the potential of doing depending upon the nature of the chemical, its amount, and the timing of its delivery is that if they can have an impact on intelligence and behavior, on reproductive capacity and on the ability to resist disease. In shorthand, they can make you sick, sterile and stupid. "
Synthetic chemicals and natural plant compounds that may affect the endocrine system (the communication system of glands, hormones and cellular receptors that control the body's internal functions). Many of these substances have been associated with developmental, reproductive and other health problems in wildlife and laboratory animals. Some experts suggest these compounds may affect humans in similar ways.()