Are you aware of the chemicals that surround you and their impacts? This online course will give an introduction to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their effects on women. After completing this course you will gain a better understanding of EDCs, sensitive (critical) windows of development, adverse effects of EDCs on women’s health, and practical tips to reduce exposure. 

Oleg Sergeyev, M.D., Ph.D, is an endocrinologist, and Senior Researcher and Chief of Epigenetic Epidemiology Group, at the Belozersky Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, and Director of the NGO “Chapaevsk Medical Association”, a member of IPEN. His research is focused on the physiology of growth, sexual maturation, and impact of environment, including endocrine disrupting chemicals, on growth, reproductive outcomes, and the epigenome among healthy populations and patients of IVF clinics. He is the Russian co-PI of a US NIH-funded prospective cohort “Russian Children’s Study” within 20 years. He and colleagues recently established a multidisciplinary study to investigate sperm and leukocyte epigenomes in human/rats in sensitive windows funded by Russian Science Foundation. In addition, he is co-author of 41 publications indexed by Web of Science with h-index 16

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This course "Women and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals" is part of IPEN's Women and Chemicals training series. The course is presented in Russian (with English subtitles) by Oleg Sergeyev from Chapaevsk Medical Association and Moscow State University in Russia

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