Endocrine Disruptors Research Paper

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1. Research Question
a. What is an Endocrine Disruptors, and how does it affect the normal function of the endocrine system?
2. Overview of Topic by the Book
a. The endocrine system is responsible for controlling and organizing bodily functions. Hormones are first produced by the endocrine tissues, such as the testes, ovaries, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary, and pancreas. Once the hormone is produced, it is then secreted into the blood where it regulates the functions of organs in the body, maintaining homeostasis. (Kraemer, Fleck, & Deschenes, 2012). Endocrine disruptors can mimic naturally occurring hormones in the body like the estrogen, androgen, and thyroid hormones, potentially producing overstimulation (Kraemer, Fleck, & Deschenes, 2012).
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This small current science news article, gives a great overview and description of Endocrine disruptors specifically in India. Dr. M Balasubramanyam, one of the authors of this article, is the Dean of research studies and senior scientist at the Madras Diabetes Research foundation in India. He cautioned that the “risk of diabetes in both pregnant women and their offspring in adult life, is connected to epigenetic mechanisms and endocrine disruptors could be one such epigenetic modulator” (Balasubramanyam, Aruldhas, Balasubramanian, Arunakaran, & Sankar, 2014). This news article was able to give such a profound statement since these doctors are seeing results in their medical fields, in the environment, and in lab studies that they are performing. Therefore, this site is very useful in the sense that it allows me to fully understand the topic with real word tests proved by doctors and …show more content…
• “Developing intervention and prevention strategies” (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2010).
Therefore, I will use the National Institute of Environment article as a way to help direct the final discussion with how to deal with this issue for the future.
e. Wang, Y., Zhou, J. (2013). Endocrine disrupting chemicals in aquatic environments: A potential reason for organism extinction? Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 16(1), 88-93.
DOI: 10.1080/14634988.2013.759073
i. This source will mainly be used as support and research as justification for my thesis. This article houses multiple studies and experiments that relate to the environment effects caused by Endocrine Disruptors. This article is a quick overview of multiple studies done for this topic; highlights the methods and results sections. The abstract highlights how the environment and can accumulate within an organism, posing a potential threat to the survival and fitness specifically looking at aquatic species.

4. Thesis statement with Justification
a. Evidence concerns over endocrine disruptors are still debated, but the increasing incidence trends of endocrine-related metabolic disorders in humans, wildlife populations, and pre-natal studies are being to peak public and governmental

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