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Endocrine Disruption in the Scheldt estuary:
distribution, exposure and effects
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Cadmium
Study details
Groupmammalian
OrganismHuman
Tissue
Age20-45 years
InVivoIn vivo
LabField
Flow
Duration> 2 years
RouteEnvironmental contamination
Temperature
Concentration
NotesLong-term average blood Cd concentration < 10 g/l
Described effects
suspected endocrine effect
Abnormal sperm morphology and decreased sperm motility
suspected endocrine effect
Increased serum LH and testosterone levels
suspected endocrine effect
Decreased serum prolactin levels
Literature references
Telisman, S., Cvitkovic, P., Jurasovic, J., Pizent, A., Gavella, M., Rocic, B.(2000). Semen quality and reproductive endocrine function in relation to biomarkers of lead, cadmium, zinc, and copper in men.Environ. Health Perspect., 108: 45-53
Data compiled by the Research Group Environmental Toxicology, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Belgium.
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