vinclozolin


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vinclozolin

A fungicide used in agriculture, esp. for the protection of vegetables and fruits (e.g., grapevines in vineyards). It is an antiandrogen, (an agent that opposes the action of male hormones).
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A number of reports indicate that bio-activation is a critical step in the in vivo activities of a variety of well-characterized EAS including methoxychlor (MC), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), tamoxifen and vinclozolin (Jacobs et al.
Experts from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research examined bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical found in everyday items including refillable drinks bottles and food storage containers - and vinclozolin, which is commonly used as a fungicide in vineyards, golf courses and orchards.
The use of chemical fungicides like methamphetamine sodium iprodione carbendazium procymidone glyphosate vinclozolin and dicloraz is one of the main tactics being used for the management of C.
20) Vinclozolin is a hormone disrupter that is able to decrease sperm production, reduce sperm motility, and increase cell death in the testes of male rodents whose mothers were exposed to the molecule.
Developmental effects of an environmental antiandrogen: the fungicide vinclozolin alters sex differentiation of the male rat.
Environmental hormone disruptors: evidence that vinclozolin developmental toxicity is mediated by antiandrogenic metabolites.
Vinclozolin, a fungicide used on many types of fruits and vegetables, has been shown to be a potent anti-androgen, blocking the effects of the male sex hormones and resulting in demasculinisation of male offsprings which is accompanied by a decrease in sperm count in the exposed (81).
One was vinclozolin, the fungicide that gave de Assis the idea for her experiments.
A suitable policy to reduce the threat of chemicals with potential to affect the hormone system requires a control on the availability and guidelines for using pesticides like endosulfan and methoxychlor, fungicides such as vinclozolin, herbicide like atrazine, alkylphenols, phthalates and BPA.