Cornell-style notes, lecture 4

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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA10H3
Professor
Jovan Stefanovic
Semester
Winter

Description
Human Health and the Environment Study Notes Lecture 4 Key points Notes Chemical Hazards 1. Endocrine Disrupters 2. Chemical Body Burdens Endocrine Disrupters Direct effects: bind to hormone receptors alter the appearance of some genes changes the level of produced proteins Indirect effects: alters hormone production, transport, metabolism endocrine glands produce hormones that regulate functions in bodychemicals (endocrine disrupters) mimic and disrupt functions adults are more resistant and recover easily, pregnant not so much. DES synthetic estrogen used to prevent spontaneous abortion
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