Gender Bending Chemicals: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

January 31, 2013

a plush stuffed fish

For some animals, all it takes for a him to become a her is a few chemicals. Join Dr. Charles Tyler as he explains how endocrine disrupting chemicals have been shown to affect the sex in fish and the unique glowing biosensor fish he developed as a diagnostic tool. He will also draw links between these chemicals and lower sperm counts in male humans, increases in various human cancers and obesity.

What You Will Learn

  • What endocrine disruption is and why it matters
  • The possible implications of endocrine disruption for humans
  • How and why biosensor fish glow green to detect adverse health effects

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Charles Tyler
University of Exeter

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