Journal article

Endocrine disrupting chemicals: Impacts on human fertility and fecundity during the peri-conception period

Mark P Green, Alexandra J Harvey, Bethany J Finger, Gerard A Tarulli

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

It is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid exposure to man-made endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and environmental toxicants. This escalating yet constant exposure is postulated to partially explain the concurrent decline in human fertility that has occurred over the last 50 years. Controversy however remains as to whether associations exist, with conflicting findings commonly reported for all major EDC classes. The primary aim of this extensive work was to identify and review strong peer-reviewed evidence regarding the effects of environmentally-relevant EDC concentrations on adult male and female fertility during the critical periconception period on reproductive hormone concentra..

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