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which causes long-term effects such as  the release of growth hormones or  sex steroid hormones B) alter the activity of existing cellular  proteins, which produce rapid responses  such as faster heart beat or  varied sugar blood levels The endocrine system response
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Pesticides: Health Impacts The endocrine system response Steroid entering a cell, binding a receptor, binding  to DNA, and initiating genetic transcription 
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response Certain substances can mimic hormones by binding  to specific hormone receptors inside cells
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response There is an increasing body of evidence  linking reproductive system abnormalities  (reduced sperm motility, sperm defects,  sex reversals and altered sex ratios) with exposure to the synthetic chemicals  known as endocrine disruptors Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response Symptoms have been identified in males of  many species, including birds of prey  around the Great Lakes, alligators in Florida,  harbour seals in the Netherlands,  polar bears in the Arctic Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system These endocrine disruptors include  pesticides and certain industrial chemicals  like dioxin, PCBs, phthalates, arsenic,  lead and mercury Some of these chemicals mimic estrogen,  others interfere with testosterone, and  some block the thyroid function
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response Medical studies have also indicated that the  sperm counts of males in North America and  Europe have decreased over the last 50 years (this decline may be as great as 40%) Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response Workers exposed to endocrine-disrupting  pesticides have been made temporarily (and  in some cases permanently) sterile A Danish study found a link between  endocrine disruptors and the increasing  incidence of undescended testicles in boys Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response A dioxin accident in Italy was followed by a  decrease in the number of boys being born (dioxin = feminizing effects in animals) The ratio of boys to girls is also decreasing in  the U.S., Canada, and Denmark  Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and learning disabilities Case Study A study found that children exposed to  a combination of pesticides before birth  and through breast milk exhibited  less stamina , and  poorer memory  and  coordination  than other kids
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