The endocrine system plays an essential role in the short- and long-term regulation of a variety of biochemical and physiological processes, such as behavior, reproduction, growth as well as nutritional aspects, gut, cardiovascular and kidney function and the response to stress. As a consequence, chemicals that cause changes in hormone secretion or in hormone receptor activity may target many different organs and functions and may result in disorders of the endocrine system and adverse health effects. The nature and the size of endocrine effects caused by chemicals depend on the type of chemical, the level and duration of exposure as well as on the timing of exposure.
|Title of host publication||Textbook Environmental Toxicology - van Hall Larenstein 2019|
|Publisher||Stichting Kennisnet Ict op school|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|