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Identification of anthropogenic endocrine disruptors in human adipose tissue (Hormonstörare)

Date: 1.6.1998-31.12.2002
Code: 8694
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), Dept. of Organic Chemistry
Address: Biskopsgatan 8, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 136
Fax +358-2-2154 866
E-mail ansmeds@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Annika Smeds, assistent (1.6.1998-31.12.2002)
Researchers: MD Pekka Saukko (1.6.1998-31.12.2002)
MD Sari Mäkelä (1.1.1999-31.12.2002)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- applied research 100 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 25000
Finnish funding organizations: Magnus Ehrnrooths stiftelse, Helsingfors, Finland () FIM 20000
Man months: Totally: 55 months
Partners: Georg Becher, Oslo, Norge Paul Dickens, Hong Kong
Keywords: förökning, missbildningar, lisääntyminen, epämuodostumat, xenoestrogener, antiandrogener, fettvävnad, kretskort, endocrine disruptors, xenoestrogens, antiandrogens, adipose tissue, printed circuit boards,

It has been discussed that a number of structurally different compounds in the environment may interfere with normal fetal development and cause male birth defects [feminisation].The mode of action of these compounds is complicated.They probably act at multiple sites and through various mechanisms and their actions are dependent on species, age, and sex.

Publication(s)

16.2.1996 / 23.3.1999