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1. Chlorinated organics
Any organic chemical which includes chlorine atoms. A class of water pollutants. Chlorinated organic compounds, along with other halogenated organics, are believed to cause health risks such as cancer , endocrine system disruption, birth defects, compromised immune system s, and reduced fertility. Examples of chlorinated organics include trichloroethylene, ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, PCBs, chlorobenzene, and many chlorinated solvents and biocide s.

2. Circulatory system
One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; transports oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and waste products between cells and the respiratory system and carries chemical signals from the endocrine system ; consists of the blood, heart, and blood vessels.

3. Endocrine system
One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; a system of glands that works with the nervous system in controlling the activity of internal organs, especially the kidneys, and in coordinating the long-range response to external stimuli.

4. Pituitary gland
A small gland located at the base of the brain; consists of an anterior and a posterior lobe and produces numerous hormones . The master gland of the endocrine system , the pituitary releases hormones that have specific targets as well as those that stimulate other glands to secrete hormones. Part of the pituitary is nerve tissue, the rest is glandular epithelium .