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- n. A fungicide used in vineyards, known to be an endocrine disruptor.
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In a startling experiment published in 2005, scientist Michael Skinner exposed a pregnant rat to two commonly used industrial chemicals: vinclozolin, a fungicide, and methoxychlor, an insecticide.
A variety of chemicals including DDT and DDE (an organochlorine pesticide and its breakdown product), tributyltin (used in the past as a marine antifouling agent), and vinclozolin (a fungicide that in the past was used on many fruits, vegetables and ornamentals) have been found to disrupt the endocrine systems of animals in laboratory studies.
Suzuki H, Skinner MK (2004) Effect of the anti-androgenic endocrine disruptor vinclozolin on embryonic testis cord formation and postnatal testis development and function.
Wong C, Kelce WR, Sar M, Wilson EM (1995) Androgen receptor antagonist versus agonist activities of the fungicide vinclozolin relative to hydroxyflutamide.
Memon MA, Uzumcu M, Skinner MK (2006) Transgenerational effect of the endocrine disruptor vinclozolin on male spermatogenesis.