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Pollution is a Form of Habitat Degradation Light pollution Chemical pollution ( e.g. , DDT, endocrine disruptors)
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Individuals within a population may have small  differences in  tolerance ranges  based on their  own genetic makeup, health, and age.
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DDT
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BIOACCUMULATION
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BIOMAGNIFICATION
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BIOMAGNIFICATION
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PCBs
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Endocrine disrupters  are chemicals that  mimic  hormones  in humans and wildlife
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Endocrine  disruptors estrogen→
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Endocrine signaling
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Unformatted text preview: Endocrine Disruptors : chlorine compounds PCBs and dioxins heavy metals lead and mercury pesticides DDT, kepone, dieldrin, chlordane, endosulfan flame retardants PBDEs Phthalates Hormones Endocrine disruptors act like hormones to alter reproductive development in males and females in various species In Polar Bears: unusual pseudohermaphroditism, or females displaying some male sexual characteristics....
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course BIOL 4015 taught by Professor Prowell during the Summer '08 term at LSU.

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