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Endocrine disruptors

'Endocrine disruptor' is the term given to certain chemicals which allegedly act as, or interfere with, human hormones in the body and lead to harmful effects.

These include chemicals that are alleged to interfere with sex hormones (specifically oestrogen). This is a broad group that includes some substances classified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as PCBs, dioxins, DDT and chlorinated pesticides.

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