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- Chlorine Chemistry Council provides information regarding dioxins, their release into the environment, and their effects on human health.
- A report on the technical and social implications of dioxin.
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.
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.
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.
- Newsletter and comprehensive set of endocrine disrupter links.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Studies Confirm Dangers of Atrazine, a Widely Used Agricultural Weed-Killer
- NRDC website describes research suggesting the atrazine is a carcinogen and causes sexual abnormalities in male frogs.
OECD Endocrine Disruptors Assessment
- Part of the OECD Test Guidelines Programme, focused on reaching international agreement on the testing and assessment of chemicals with respect to their endocrine disrupting potential.
Our Stolen Future
- Provides updates about endocrine disruption created by man-made chemical contaminants that interfere with hormones in humans and wildlife.
PCB Home Page at EPA
- Provides information on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's). Background, resources and links to many topics.
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
- These chemical substances persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment. From the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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.
The Information Site on Endocrine Modulation
- This conservative, industry/government funded site provides very cautious interpretations of scientific findings about endocrine disruption.
- Abstract of study that investigated whether TCDD triggers apoptosis in thymocytes.
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.
- Analyses of material flows of chemicals in the environment, including endocrine-disrupting industrial chemicals. [Site in English and German. Flags are language selectors.]
Weed Killer Deforms Sex Organs in Frogs, Study Finds
- New York Times report on University of California study that found that male frogs exposed to very low doses of atrazine are deficient in testosterone and can develop multiple sex organs. (April 17, 2002)
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