New TEDX webinar on impacts of UOG chemicals

New webinar in the TEDX series The Science of Fracking and Health

The Mammary Gland is a Sensitive Organ: Lessons learned from UOG chemical mixtures

Research demonstrates that the mammary gland is particularly vulnerable to environmental chemical exposures, especially during critical windows of development. In this new webinar, Dr. Laura Vandenberg reviews the latest research on effects of endocrine disruptors on the mammary gland. She then presents results from her recently published study of mice exposed in utero to a mixture of chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations. The striking effects of both high and low doses of UOG chemicals on developmentally exposed adult mammary glands are discussed.

The 30-minute webinar is available for viewing now. Watch it on TEDX’s website, where you can read more about the presenter and access the published study.

The Mammary Gland is a Sensitive Organ: Lessons learned from UOG chemical mixtures

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Laura Vandenberg, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her laboratory research focuses on how low level exposures to environmental endocrine disruptors can induce diseases, including infertility, metabolic syndrome, and breast cancer. Dr. Vandenberg is an author on more than 70 peer reviewed papers and nine book chapters.

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