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    Endocrine Disrupters: Are Synthetic Hormones Causing Environmental Chaos? - Information from the Why Files about the endocrine system, effects of pesticides/PCBs/dioxins on wildlife and people, and prospects for action to resolve this concern.

    Hormone Deception - Information by D. Lindsey Berkson explaining what hormone disruptors are and their possible effects in the human body; steps to reduce exposure and protect families.

    Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative - Describes the coordination of U.S. federal government efforts to examine the hypothesis that there are chemicals present in the environment of humans and wildlife that, by virtue of their ability to interact with endocrine systems, are causing a variety of adverse health effects.

    WWF Endocrine Disruptor Information - Papers and speeches on how hormone disruptors interfere with bio-chemical processes, and a suspected list of hormone disruptors.

    Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment - 1999 National Academy of Sciences report (1) examines the science behind the ominous prospect of "estrogen mimics" threatening health and well-being and (2) identifies research needs. Purchase book or read it online.

    Endocrine Disrupting Substances in the Environment - Canadian Environmental Corps offers PDF file on this subject.

    Environmental Toxins and Reproductive Health -- About.com - Information and internet links related to the reproductive effects of dioxins and other environmental toxins.

    Introduction to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals - An introduction to the effects of hormone disrupting chemicals on man and the environment, and the response of governments and industry to this problem. Written for anyone interested in the subject. Includes internet links and other references.

    ├ľko-Recherche - Analyses of material flows of chemicals in the environment, including endocrine-disrupting industrial chemicals.

    Fertility on the Brink: The Legacy of the Chemical Age - National Wildlife Federation report -- discusses scientific studies showing that hormone-imitating chemicals are building up in animals and humans and disrupting reproduction, immunity, behavior, and metabolism.

    Environmental Estrogens - Excerpts and bibliography from a doctoral thesis of B. Rey de Castro. Estrogenic potency of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) prevalent in human tissue and the environment.

    Endocrine/Estrogen Letter - Newsletter and comprehensive set of endocrine disrupter links.

    Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis - Review of book by Sheldon Krimsky in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

    International POPs Elimination Network - IPEN works for the global elimination of persistent organic pollutants. Information on PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) including health effects, international, national and local policy efforts, elimination technology, and links to further research and resources.

    OECD Endocrine Disruptors Assessment - Part of the OECD Test Guidelines Programme and focuses on reaching international agreement on the testing and assessment of chemicals with respect to their endocrine disrupting potential.

    Teens Before Their Time - With budding breasts and pubic hair, girls are developing earlier than ever. What's causing it? And what are the psychological effects? Time Magazine.

    e.hormone: At the Cutting Edge of Endocrine Disruptor Research. - Provide information about: upcoming conferences, the latest in research techniques and results, commentaries from distinguished scholars in the field, links to related news and stories.

    Endocrine Disruptors Low-Dose Peer Review - Report evaluating the low dose effects and dose response relationships for endocrine disrupting chemicals in mammalian species that relate to human health.

    Our Stolen Future - Provides updates about endocrine disruption created by man-made chemical contaminants that interfere with hormones in humans and wildlife.

    Dioxin Facts - Chlorine Chemistry Council provides information regarding dioxins, their release into the environment, and their effects on human health.

    Endocrine Disrupting Substances - Fact sheets, research agenda, and action strategies from Environment Canada.

    Fox River Watch - Provides information on the PCB pollution of the Fox River, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Lake Michigan including research on PCBs, history, health effects, toxicity, sediment remediation, dredging, cleanup, and politics.

    PCB Home Page at EPA - Provides information on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's). Background, resources and links to many topics.

    PCB-Manufacturers Will Have to Pay - Friends of The Earth Norway provides basic information about polychlorinated biphenyls and how to identify the sources of PCBs in the local environment. Includes information about PCB-containing products, polluted sites, waste handling, manufacturer liability, and other topics.

    National Toxicology Program Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) - Resource for the latest information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development.

    Phthalates and Human Health: Demystifying the Risks of Plastic-softening Chemicals - Discusses human health concerns and public health benefits related to plasticizers, which are chemicals used to soften normally-rigid PVC, or polyvinyl chloride plastics.

    The Dioxin Home Page - Personal home page by Lewis A. Shadoff, Ph.D., discusses dioxins, furans, and similar toxic substances, including what they are and where they are found.

    Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Chemical substances that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment.

    Coalition Opposed to PCB Ash in Monroe County, Indiana - Provides information concerning the problem related to PCB hazardous waste incinerator and landfill. Links to resources and research.

    Thymus Atrophy - Abstract of study that investigated whether TCDD triggers apoptosis in thymocytes.


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