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Exploring Endocrine Disrupting Air Pollutants near Unconventional Oil and Gas Sites

Ashley Bolden, MS discusses her recent review on the endocrine activity of chemicals detected in the air near unconventional oil and gas operations. She shares her results on the evidence of endocrine activity in frequently detected chemicals including changes in hormone activity as well as altered reproduction, development, and neurophysiological function, all endpoints which are modulated by hormones. She also identifies recommendations for future research.

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Photo of Dr. VandenbergAshley Bolden, MS, is a Senior Scientist at TEDX, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange. She has expertise in systematic review methods, endocrine disruption, and reproductive physiology. She is currently utilizing systematic review principles to evaluate scientific evidence that relates exposures to a wide variety of endocrine disrupting chemicals with health outcomes throughout all stages of the lifespan. Prior to working at TEDX, Ashley studied the impacts of waste-treated water on the reproductive behaviors and physiology in both wild and experimental fish models.