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Author   LinkKrimsky, Sheldon.
Title   LinkHormonal chaos : the scientific and social origins of the environmental endocrine hypothesis / Sheldon Krimsky ; [foreword by Lynn R. Goldman].
Imprint   LinkBaltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
ISBN   Link0801862795
  Link9780801862793
Description   xiii, 284 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography   Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-269) and index.
Contents   Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1 Scientific Developments -- Roots of the Endocrine Hypothesis in Silent Spring -- DES as a Xenoestrogen -- Wildlife Revelations -- Construction of a Science Constituency -- The First Wingspread Work Session -- Environmental Effects on Human Sperm -- Breast Cancer and Estrogenic Chemicals -- Behavioral and Neurophysiological Effects -- Early Evidentiary Support --Chapter 2 The Emergence of a Public Hypothesis -- Congressional Excitations -- A British Documentary -- U.S.Legislative Actions -- Our Stolen Future -- Executive Branch Initiatives -- International Activities -- The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations -- Endocrine Disrupters on the Internet -- The Media Response -- Public Perception and Legitimation --Chapter 3 Uncertainty, Values, and Scientific -- Responsibility -- The Causal Framework -- Reviews of Our Stolen Future -- The Social Responsibility of Science -- The Ethics of High-Stakes Hypotheses -- Skepticism versus the Precautionary Principle -- The Synergism Backlash -- Industry Reactions and Counteractions --Chapter 4 The Policy Conundrum -- Hypothesis Formation and Public Policy -- Knowledge and Complexity -- Junk Science, Sound Science, and Honest Science -- Scientific Uncertainty and Social Action -- Limits of Current Regulatory Policy -- Restructuring the System of Chemical Regulation -- Implementing a Screening Program for -- Endocrine Disrupters -- The EPA’s Initial Plan --Chapter 5 Conclusion: Expanding Paradigms of -- Chemical Hazards --Epilogue --Appendix A Chronology of Key Events in the Development -- of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis -- Appendix B Consensus Statements from Endocrine Disrupter -- Work Sessions, 1991-1996 -- Appendix C Reviews of Our Stolen Future.
Subject   LinkEndocrine toxicology.
  LinkEnvironmental toxicology.
  LinkEndocrine toxicology -- Social aspects.
 
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