Reproductive toxicity is the condition generated by some chemical substances that interferes with the normal process of reproduction in the human body. It includes the adverse effects in the sexual functioning and fertility of males and females as well as responsible for the developmental toxicity in the off springs. There are many chemical substances that are found to be detected for causing reproductive toxicity. One of the well known groups of substances which are toxic for reproduction is known as Teratogens that causes birth defects. Another group of substance includes endocrine disruptors that cause reproductive toxicity. However, there are many substances that are known to be toxic for reproduction but do not fall into either of these categories like lead compounds. Recently the reproductive toxicity has focused its study on the aspects of occupational and or environmental exposures to the hazardous chemicals; and their effects on the reproduction and developmental biology. Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature. Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method. Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on June, 2014