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Potential Health Risk of Endocrine Disruptors in Construction Sector and Plastics Industry: A New Paradigm in Occupational Health

Potential Health Risk of Endocrine Disruptors in Construction Sector and Plastics Industry: A New Paradigm in Occupational Health


Titill: Potential Health Risk of Endocrine Disruptors in Construction Sector and Plastics Industry: A New Paradigm in Occupational Health
Höfundur: Fucic, Aleksandra
Galea, Karen
Duca, Radu
El Yamani, Mounia
Frery, Nadine
Godderis, Lode
Halldorsson, Thorhallur   orcid.org/0000-0002-3488-0777
Iavicoli, Ivo
Ndaw, Sophie
Ribeiro, Edna
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Útgáfa: 2018-06-11
Tungumál: Enska
Umfang: 1229
Háskóli/Stofnun: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
Svið: Heilbrigðisvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Health Sciences (UI)
Deild: Matvæla- og næringarfræðideild (HÍ)
Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition (UI)
Birtist í: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;15(6)
ISSN: 1660-4601
1660-4601 (eISSN)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15061229
Efnisorð: Endocrine disruption; Construction sector; Plastics industry; Fertility; Biomarkers; Innkirtlar; Eiturefni; Byggingariðnaður; Plastiðnaður; Ófrjósemi
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/943

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Fucic, A.; Galea, K.S.; Duca, R.C.; El Yamani, M.; Frery, N.; Godderis, L.; Halldorsson, T.I.; Iavicoli, I.; Ndaw, S.; Ribeiro, E.; Viegas, S.; Moshammer, H. Potential Health Risk of Endocrine Disruptors in Construction Sector and Plastics Industry: A New Paradigm in Occupational Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1229. doi:10.3390/ijerph15061229

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Endocrine disruptors (EDs) belong to large and diverse groups of agents that may cause multiple biological effects associated with, for example, hormone imbalance and infertility, chronic diseases such as diabetes, genome damage and cancer. The health risks related with the exposure to EDs are typically underestimated, less well characterized, and not regulated to the same extent as, for example, carcinogens. The increased production and utilization of identified or suspected EDs in many different technological processes raises new challenges with respect to occupational exposure settings and associated health risks. Due to the specific profile of health risk, occupational exposure to EDs demands a new paradigm in health risk assessment, redefinition of exposure assessment, new effects biomarkers for occupational health surveillance and definition of limit values. The construction and plastics industries are among the strongest economic sectors, employing millions of workers globally. They also use large quantities of chemicals that are known or suspected EDs. Focusing on these two industries, this short communication discusses: (a) why occupational exposure to EDs needs a more specific approach to occupational health risk assessments, (b) identifies the current knowledge gaps, and (c) identifies and gives a rationale for a future occupational health paradigm, which will include ED biomarkers as a relevant parameter in occupational health risk assessment, surveillance and exposure prevention.

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