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xenoestrogens (zēˈ·nō·esˑ·trō·gnz),

n.pl environmental estrogens. See also phytoestrogens.
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The xenoestrogen bisphenol A induces growth, differentiation, and c-fos gene expression in the female reproductive tract.
Disruption of Parity-Induced Tumor Suppressor Pathways by Xenoestrogen Exposures [website].
Low levels of BPA, however, act additively with xenoestrogen and natural estrogens (Silva, Rajapakse, & Kortenkamp, 2002; Soto, Chung, & Sonnenschein, 1994; Soto, Fernandez, Luizzi, Oles Karasko, & Sonnenschein, 1997; Tollefesen, 2002).
Increased oviposition with increasing sources of xenoestrogen source is a logical trend given the estrogenic effects of these compounds in living organisms.
8 The concern is that xenoestrogens may disrupt the process of reproduction by sending false messages in our bodies.
Among all xenoestrogens, BPA has received increased attention due to its pervasive presence in the environment and ubiquitous human exposure.
While acknowledging that the research had not set out "to evaluate whether the consumption of plastic packed nourishments comprehends the risk of endocrine disruptive effects in humans" and not being able to identify the specific oestrogen mimic involved, the paper concludes: "Our findings provide first evidence for a broad contamination of mineral water with xenoestrogens, typically in the range of 2-40 ng/I EEQ with maximum values of 75 ng/I EEQ.
Xenoestrogens are synthetic chemicals that specifically mimic and disrupt the signaling cascade of estrogens causing reproductive abnormalities in humans and wildlife.
The critically important phase II enzymes convert dangerous compounds, such as toxins, hormones, and xenoestrogens (estrogen-like compounds from the environment), into less toxic compounds that can safely be eliminated by the body.
Estrogens and xenoestrogens in the aquatic environment; an integrated approach for field monitoring and effect assessment.
So when I first heard about xenoestrogens, or environmental estrogens, something really clicked for me; this was a possible explanation of why the rate of female reproductive disease is so high in most industrialized nations.