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Endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides and herbicide in Fars Province, Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19090121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent studies have shown that certain man-made compounds (including some pesticides and herbicide) through interfering with endocrine system, have the capability to induce developmental and reproductive abnormalities in humans and animals. Pesticides are currently being used in large scales in many developed and developing countries (including Iran), so this study has been conducted to determine the percentage of endocrine disruptor agents in pesticides used in Fars province. The results showed that more than 1,581,690 L of pesticides, in 86 different brands, have been used in Fars province during year 1380 and 25.93% (34 types) of them had at least one carcinogenic agents. At least 30 pesticides (711720 L, 44.99%) had one endocrine disruptor agent and therefore can be classified as environmental hormones or endocrine disrupting chemicals. The percentage of pesticides whom interfering with normal endocrine system activity were, 7.82% (66572 L), 4.54% (39975 L), 22.02% (348400 L), 5.12% (81000 L) and 21.18% (34500 L) of pesticides were antiestrogenic, antiandorgenic, antityroidic, antigonadotropin and anitestroid hormones, respectively. The results showed that about 50% of pesticides which currently being used in Fars province should be banned.
Authors:
M Ebrahimi; N Shamabadi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1028-8880     ISO Abbreviation:  Pak. J. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-18     Completed Date:  2009-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247723     Medline TA:  Pak J Biol Sci     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3175-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Green Research Center, Al-Ghadir Blvd., Qom University, Qom, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Endocrine System / drug effects*
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Pollution
Hazardous Substances / toxicity*
Herbicides / analysis*,  toxicity
Iran
Models, Statistical
Pesticide Residues / analysis*,  toxicity
Pesticides / analysis*,  toxicity
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Substances; 0/Herbicides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Pesticides

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