Because of human activities, contaminants are continually being introduced into the environment, and this has dangerous public health implications. Some environmental contaminants are termed as “endocrine disrupting chemicals” (EDCs) because they have the ability to affect the normal function of the human body’s endocrine system. Even with minimal exposure, EDCs can have dire impacts on human health. These effects are more pronounced in young children and expectant mothers (EDCs can lead to birth defects).. In this article, we discuss the effects of EDCs on human health, how EDCs are introduced into the environment, and what we should do to limit our exposure to EDCs. What you need to know about the endocrine system The endocrine system is a well-balanced network of organs, glands, and hormones which controls crucial body functions, including growth and development, metabolism, neurological functions, and response to environmental stimuli. This These effects are more pronounced in young children and expectant mothers (EDCs can lead to birth defects).
The endocrine system is highly sensitive, meaning it can produce the right response even with extremely low concentrations of hormones. The effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on the human body EDCs are chemicals which interfere with the normal working of hormones and the endocrine system in general