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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:6, June, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 175-187

Endocrine Disruptors in Food Chain
Eram S. Rao*, C. Lalmuanpuia, Rizwana, Utkarsh Singh and Divyanshu Prajapat
Department of Food Technology, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences,University of Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

Endocrine Disruptors (ED) are substances that impede the normal performance of the endocrine system. It leads to several adverse effects on health such as abnormalities of the reproductive, skeletal, immune, metabolic, neurological, cardiovascular system as well as several types of carcinomas. These could be either naturally occurring organic substances such as phytoestrogens or artificially synthesised chemicals employed in the manufacture of plastics, plasticizers, pesticides, synthetic hormones, pharma compounds etc. They are found to routinely find their way in the human food chain through different pathways such as from air, water, agricultural produce, animal foods, drugs etc and are a health hazard. This paper traces the history, sources as well as the adverse health effects of endocrine disruptors on health.

Keywords: endocrine disruptors, phytoestrogens, endocrine disrupting chemicals

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Eram S. Rao, C. Lalmuanpuia, Rizwana, Utkarsh Singh and Divyanshu Prajapat. 2021. Endocrine Disruptors in Food Chain.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 175-187. doi:
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