Endocrine disrupters - With special emphasis on sexual development

Abaci A., DEMİR K., BÖBER E., Buyukgebiz A.

Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, vol.6, no.4, pp.464-475, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.464-475
  • Keywords: Endocrine disrupters, Environment, Genital development, Puberty, Sexual development
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The impact of environmental pollutants in increasingly observed alterations in wildlife is obvious. Many laboratories and a number of human studies have revealed that human beings are not resistant to these contaminants. We briefly discuss the findings of animal and human studies regarding the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals relevant to clinical problems encountered in child care, namely, premature and delayed sexual development and disorders of male genital development.