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Early Menopause: Links to Ubiquitous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Feb23

Early Menopause: Links to Ubiquitous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

By Roberta Attanasio There are as many endocrine-disrupting chemicals (also called endocrine disruptors) as there are deleterious health effects caused by them. These chemicals mimic the body’s hormones and confuse our physiological systems — we respond to them with a series of inappropriate changes that, depending on the specific endocrine disruptor, lead to the development of obesity, cancer, malformation of sex organs, and...

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Preterm Birth and Exposure to Environmental Pollutants
Nov25

Preterm Birth and Exposure to Environmental Pollutants

By Roberta Attanasio “Being born too soon is an unrecognized killer” – these are the words of Professor Joy Lawn, Director of the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Senior Health Advisor to Save the Children. Professor Lawn is one of the co-editors of a 2012 seminal report entitled “Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth.” Globally, more than 15 million babies are born...

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