Endocrine Disruptors And How Does It Affect The Normal Function Of The Endocrine System

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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). These foreign hormones bind to a receptor within a cell and block the original molecule from properly binding. Due to the improper binding of the receptor and hormone complex, has led to developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune system deficiencies in both humans and wildlife. Both natural and man-made, are thought to cause harm, and may be found in many everyday products; including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides.
3. Four Outside sources with Key Points (APA format)
a. Balasubramanyam M., Singh, R., Kumar, B., Rathore, M., & Sharma, A. R. (2014). Evaluation of herbicide resistance in different biotypes of Phalaris minor. Current Science, 106(8), 1052.…

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