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Hormonal chaos : the scientific and social origins of the environmental endocrine hypothesis

Author: Sheldon Krimsky
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the emergence of an unorthodox hypothesis that casts new suspicions on a broad range of modern industrial chemicals. At the heart of his story is the environmental endocrine hypothesis, the assertion that a class of chemicals called "endocrine disruptors" are interfering with the normal functioning of hormones in animals and humans. Krimsky describes how this controversial theory was first elaborated and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Krimsky
ISBN: 0801862795 9780801862793
OCLC Number: 41070902
Description: xiii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lynn R. Goldman --
Ch. 1. Scientific Developments --
Ch. 2. The Emergence of a Public Hypothesis --
Ch. 3. Uncertainty, Values, and Scientific Responsibility --
Ch. 4. The Policy Conundrum --
Ch. 5. Conclusion: Expanding Paradigms of Chemical Hazards --
App. A. Chronology of Key Events in the Development of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis --
App. B. Consensus Statements from Endocrine Disrupter Work Sessions, 1991-1996 --
App. C. Reviews of Our Stolen Future.
Responsibility: Sheldon Krimsky ; foreword by Lynn R. Goldman.
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Contemporary evidence suggests that relatively low levels of industrial chemicals traditionally regarded as "safe" may mimic or obstruct hormonal activity - with potentially devastating effects. This  Read more...

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