Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis / Edition 1

Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis / Edition 1

by Sheldon Krimsky
     
 

In Hormonal Chaos, Sheldon Krimsky 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

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In Hormonal Chaos, Sheldon Krimsky 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 explores the complex factors that have contributed to its increased legitimacy and continued controversy.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801872525
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,427,530
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1Scientific Developments1
Ch. 2The Emergence of a Public Hypothesis55
Ch. 3Uncertainty, Values, and Scientific Responsibility113
Ch. 4The Policy Conundrum171
Ch. 5Conclusion: Expanding Paradigms of Chemical Hazards227
Epilogue235
App. AChronology of Key Events in the Development of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis239
App. BConsensus Statements from Endocrine Disrupter Work Sessions, 1991-1996245
App. CReviews of Our Stolen Future247
Notes251
References257
Index271

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