Endocrine Disrupters

Bill Ewald ewald.william at epamail.epa.gov
Thu Apr 17 10:56:38 EST 1997


The references for Mr. Ryder's article do not include any from a
peer-reviewed scientific journal. You can view a US EPA Special Report
on  Environmental Endocrine Disruption, including 20 pages of references
at:

          www.epa.gov/ORD/whatsnew.htm
                    
                        Regards,

                        Bill Ewald


>Ralph Ryder wrote:
> 
> Several people have asked for the references from this article, so I am
> reposting it now.
> 
> Endocrine disruptors, also called "environmental hormones," are >man-made chemicals that act like hormones, especially estrogen’s, and >interfere with the normal functions of the bodies hormone system.
> 
>         Evidence exist that many common chlorinated substances such as
> PCBs, dioxin, and many pesticides act as endocrine disruptors.
> 
>         Over the last fifty years the chemical industry has showered >the  world with between 70,000 to 100,000 new chemicals compounds.

>   [Several paragraphs deleted.]
> References:
> 1) "Toxic Nation" Fred Setterberg & Lonny Shavelson. John Wiley & Sons
> Inc. ISBN 0-471-57545-3
> 2) Burlington & Lindeman study: published in Proceedings of the Society
> of Experimental Biology and Medicine 1950
> 3) "Silent Spring" Rachel Carson. 1992.
> 4) "Our Stolen Future". Theo Colborn, John Peterson Myers, Dianne
> Dumanski. Dutton Press 1996 ISBN 0 316 87546 5.
> 5) Chemically Induced Alterations in Sexual and Functional Development:
> The Wildlife-Human Connection: The Wingspread Conference, July 26-28
> Racine, Wisconsin 1991.
> 6) "Endocrine Disruptors" by Peter de Fur (Virginia Commonwealth
> University) & Carolyn Raffensperger (Director of the Science and
> Environmental Health Network). Rewritten for "Taking Action," Strategy
> Recommendations from the 3rd Citizens Conference on Dioxin and Other
> Synthetic Hormone Disruptors, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 15-17 1996.
> 7) Dr. Vyvyan Howard. Senior Lecturer, Fetal and Infant Toxico-
> Pathology, Liverpool University. Presentation on "Endocrine >Disruptors."  Communities Against Toxics/Greenpeace Conference: >Ellesmere Port,  Cheshire, June 1996.
> 8) Rachel’s Environment & Health Weekly #499.
> 9) Theo Colborn "Hormone Copy Cats." WWF video. 1996.
> 10) Tom Webster Interview: ‘Toxcat’ ISSN 1355-5707 Vol. 1 No 3 Autumn
> 1994.
> 11) Paul Connett Interview: ‘Toxcat’ ISSN 1355-5707 Vol. 1 No 2 Spring
> 1994.
> 12) Dr. Linda Birnbaum (USEPA) Presentation to the Great Lakes Water
> Quality Board 102nd Meeting, Chicago Illinois, July 15 1993.
> 13) Dr. Rall (M.D., Ph.D.) Presentation on Human Health Consequences of
> Dioxin. Dioxins and Health: Truth or Consequences. Physicians for >Social  Responsibility Conference, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon. >13 April 1996
> 14) Rachel’s Environment & Health Weekly #447.
> 15) Rachel’s Environment & Health Weekly #498.
> 16)USEPA 1994.
> 17) "Toxic Substances In The Environment" B. Mangus Francis John Wiley >& Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-50781-4
> 18) Lecture, Liverpoool University 7 May 1996. 
> Copyright R Ryder: TC Publishing. 1996 All Rights Reserved
> Taken from ToxCat ISSN 1355 5707
> 
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