Dioxin might after all be more dangerous than anyone had suspected, but contrary to what many had thought, its greatest threat was not cancer.
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The Basics of Our Stolen Future.Hormone disrupters are already widespread in the environment and that people are exposed to diverse combinations and levels of chemicals via many unexpected pathways.A Scientific Detective Story.It has taken a nontraditional approach involving cooperation among experts from many disciplines to reveal the nature of the chemicals that are stealing our future.".Evidence: 1947-52, Florida bald eagles brown pelicans along the west coast 1950s English otter declines and dieldrin.You can find an overview of the broad trends in new endocrine disruptor research and many details elsewhere on this website, including recent developments.Given the magnitude of plausible risk, we believe that dramatic measures should be taken to lower exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals as rapidly as possible.Chapters: Evidence, summary, two, four, seven, ten, sketch of the endocrine system policy failure "We live in a complex world that is going to require innovative approaches to deal with the problems technology has created.The thyroid system is one of the most frequent targets for synthetic chemicals, according to Linda Birnbaum, who heads the environmental toxicology division at the.S.They showed that larger shifts in hormone levels scrambled the chemical messages and derailed sexual development.The evidence since 1996 has become substantially stronger.Research on DES continues; a 1999 summary is available on the web.They influence virtually all of the growing individual's characteristics, from determining its sex to controlling the numbers of toes and fingers to shaping intricate details of brain structure.As we readily acknowledge.The authors also started a website which continues to monitor and report on endocrine disruptor scientific research.
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A Scientific Detective Story is a 1996 book.