2019 AUG 14 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Respiratory Therapeutics Daily News -- Fresh data on Environmental Health - Environmental Research and Public Health are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Merced, United States, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Disruption of epigenetic regulation by environmental toxins is an emerging area of focus for understanding the latter’s impact on human health. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), one such group of toxins, are an environmentally pervasive class of brominated flame retardants that have been extensively used as coatings on a wide range of consumer products.”
Financial support for this research came from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, “Their environmental stability, propensity for bioaccumulation, and known links to adverse health effects have evoked extensive research to characterize underlying biological mechanisms of toxicity. Of particular concern is the growing body of evidence correlating human exposure levels to behavioral deficits related to neurodevelopmental disorders. The developing nervous system is particularly sensitive to influence by environmental signals, including dysregulation by toxins. Several major modes of actions have been identified, but a clear understanding of how observed effects relate to negative impacts on human health has not been established.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Here, we review the current body of evidence for PBDE-induced epigenetic disruptions, including DNA methylation, chromatin dynamics, and non-coding RNA expression while discussing the potential relationship between PBDEs and neurodevelopmental disorders.”
For more information on this research see: Epigenetic Effects of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers on Human Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019;16(15):2703.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.N. Saha, Molecular and Cell Biology Division, School of Natural Science, University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, United States.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16152703. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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