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Question 1: For example, researchers have found that a common flame retardant, ________-47, affects the reproductive system and thyroid gland of female rats in doses of the order of those to which humans are exposed.
Polychlorinated biphenylPolybrominated diphenyl ethersPolycarbonatePlastic

Question 2: Prior to its ban in the early 1970s, doctors prescribed DES to as many as five million pregnant women to block spontaneous abortion, an ________ of this medication prior to 1947.
AntidepressantTricyclic antidepressantBupropionOff-label use

Question 3: Some in the scientific community are concerned that exposure to endocrine disruptors in the womb or early in life may be associated with neurodevelopmental disorders including reduced IQ, ________, and autism.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorderMajor depressive disorderBipolar disorderSchizophrenia

Question 4: Since the theory involves the effects of these substances on a functioning system, animal testing is essential for scientific validity, but has been opposed by ________ groups.
Animal liberation movementAnimal Liberation FrontPeter SingerAnimal rights

Question 5: The ________ has improved the evaluation and regulation process of drugs and other chemicals.
United States House of RepresentativesUnited States Congress110th United States CongressUnited States Senate

Question 6: For example, it has been claimed that ________ and some phthalates have fundamentally different (and harmful) effects on the body at low doses than at high doses.
TamoxifenEstradiolDanazolMifepristone

Question 7: There is evidence that once a pollutant is no longer in use, or once its use is heavily restricted, the human ________ of that pollutant declines.
Endocrine disruptorBiomonitoringPolychlorinated biphenylPhthalate

Question 8: The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete ________, and receptors that detect and react to the hormones.
Thyroid hormoneTestosteroneHormoneProgesterone

Question 9: Endocrine disruptors are exogenous substances that act like hormones in the ________ and disrupt the physiologic function of endogenous hormones.
ThyroidHypopituitarismEndocrinologyEndocrine system

Question 10: "a peer-reviewed summary of the above ________ assessment, by GreenFacts" 
World Health OrganizationUniversal Postal UnionFood and Agriculture OrganizationSwitzerland







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