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The MCS and ED Cases

Kevin C. Elliott

in Is a Little Pollution Good for You?: Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199755622
eISBN:
9780199827121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755622.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter shows how the major lessons of the preceding chapters apply to cases of policy‐relevant research other than hormesis. It argues that those who investigate endocrine disruption and ... More


Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior

Heather B. Patisaul and Scott M. Belcher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199935734
eISBN:
9780190678524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935734.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

Hormones play a foundational role in the sex-specific organization of the brain and, consequently, the complex behaviors they coordinate. Our world and bodies are becoming increasingly polluted with ... More


Receptor and Enzyme Mechanisms as Targets for Endocrine Disruptors

Heather B. Patisaul and Scott M. Belcher

in Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199935734
eISBN:
9780190678524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935734.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

In this chapter, the current understanding of the mechanisms of endocrine disruption on the brain and nervous system are presented. Because the overwhelming majority of mechanistic studies on EDCs ... More


Integration and control: hormones

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

in Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198785552
eISBN:
9780191827433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785552.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Fish, and other vertebrates, possess both a neural control system and a hormonal one dependent on the circulation. Fish hormones may be secreted by well-defined endocrine glands or by diffuse tissue ... More


Landmark Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds of the Past and Present

Heather B. Patisaul and Scott M. Belcher

in Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199935734
eISBN:
9780190678524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935734.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

This chapter focuses on four of the best known and most well characterized EDCs: the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), diethylstilbestrol (DES), and bisphenol A ... More


Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have ... More


Chemicals Policy in the United States—The Need for New Directions

Joel A. Tickner

in Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199383771
eISBN:
9780197562970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199383771.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The system for regulating toxic substances in the United States is broken. It is disjointed and reactionary, lacking in information, authority, and primary prevention. The case study of bisphenol A ... More


Sustainability Today: 2000–Present

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in Sustainability: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199372409
eISBN:
9780197562932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372409.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

We might not live in a sustainable age, but we’re living in the age of sustainability. The movement has gained a level of prominence in recent years that is difficult to dispute. The scholarly ... More


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