The following articles describe the fundamental reasons why endocrine disruption is so unique and thus, why it demands unique solutions.
Theo Colborn calls on the nations of the world to unite in order to clean up the inner world of the womb. Noting that no child born today is free of man-made chemicals, she poetically describes the need to focus on prevention of the many endocrine related diseases that ail us today. Without a healthy, intelligent society, it will be difficult to find world leaders who can restore peace on earth.
This article explains how government toxicologists determining ‘safe’ exposure levels failed to recognize what endocrinologists have known for decades: hormones (and chemicals that act like them) can have effects at exposures that are hundreds of times lower than what toxicologists study. These low dose effects can be within the range of human exposure and can be completely different from the effects found at high doses.
Learn how combustion produces not only greenhouse gasses, but toxic ‘hitchhikers’ in the form of persistent organochlorine chemicals and trace metals that can have far-reaching impacts — from individual human and wildlife health all the way to the global economy.
This consensus statement is the result of a multidisciplinary meeting held in July of 1991, in which experts from 17 disciplines came to the realization that many man-made compounds, widely found in the environment, are capable of disrupting the endocrine systems of fish, wildlife and humans and if their chemical load was not abated and controlled, large scale dysfunction at the population level would occur.
Click here to link to a German translation of the Wingspread Statement.
The unique complexity and sensitivity of the endocrine system requires a new approach to the daunting task of developing valid and reliable tests of endocrine disrupting chemicals. This new approach could save the lives of numerous animals sacrificed in scientific labs.