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  1. The hazards of synthetic (anthropogenic) chemicals.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    International Congress of Toxicology. Seattle, Washington USA, 1995/07/02.

    Currently, there is a highly politicized debate on the comparative risks of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals.

    Since humans are often exposed to complex mixtures of both classes of chemicals, the real-world value of this debate is unclear.

    However, in any such comparison, it is important to realize that some naturally occurring substances - such as lead or tobacco - have been so altered or disturbed by human activity that they are best considered as products of human activity, or anthropogenic.

    Reasons for concern over synthetic and anthropogenic chemicals include :

    • persistence and propensity for long-term storage in biota and the environment ;

    • structural similarity to endogenous biomolecules ;

    • and additivity to natural hazards.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Composé chimique, Produit synthétique, Toxicité, Homme, Mélange complexe, Polluant, Environnement, Carcinogène, Oestrogène, Métal lourd, Evaluation, Risque

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical compound, Synthetic product, Toxicity, Human, Multicomponent mixture, Pollutant, Environment, Carcinogen, Estrogen, Heavy metal, Evaluation, Risk

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    Cote : 96-0183469

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199608.