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Environmental Estrogens--Can Two "Alrights" Make a Wrong?

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Science  07 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5267, pp. 1451
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5267.1451

Summary

In a report in this week's issue of Science, Arnold et al. (p. 1489) show that pesticides that are individually innocuous have effects like the female hormone estrogen when they are mixed together. In his Perspective, Simons outlines several mechanisms by which this synergy may be ocurring in the cell.