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The Resource Toxic bodies : hormone disruptors and the legacy of DES, Nancy Langston

Toxic bodies : hormone disruptors and the legacy of DES, Nancy Langston

Label
Toxic bodies : hormone disruptors and the legacy of DES
Title
Toxic bodies
Title remainder
hormone disruptors and the legacy of DES
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Langston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1941 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the first synthetic chemical to be marketed as an estrogen and one of the first to be identified as a hormone disruptor - a chemical that mimics hormones. Although researchers knew that DES caused cancer and disrupted sexual development, doctors prescribed it for millions of women, initially for menopause and then for miscarriage, while farmers gave cattle the hormone to promote rapid weight gain. Its residues, and those of other chemicals, in the American food supply are changing the internal ecosystems of human, livestock, and wildlife bodies in increasingly troubling ways." "In this gripping exploration, Nancy Langston shows how these chemicals have penetrated into every aspect of our bodies and ecosystems, yet the U.S. government has largely failed to regulate them and has skillfully manipulated scientific uncertainty to delay regulation. Personally affected by endocrine disruptors, Langston argues that the FDA needs to institute proper regulation of these commonly produced synthetic chemicals."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langston, Nancy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals
  • United States
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Environmental Exposure
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
Label
Toxic bodies : hormone disruptors and the legacy of DES, Nancy Langston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disrupting hormonal signals -- Before World War II : chemicals, risk, and regulation -- Help for women over forty -- Bigger, stronger babies with diethylstilbestrol -- Modern meat : hormones in livestock -- Growing concerns -- Assessing new risks -- Sexual development and a new ecology of health -- Precaution and the lessons of history
Control code
ocn841171126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 233 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300162998
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1114k2
  • 26c4d07a-5f54-4d30-b147-544b52028b81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841171126
Label
Toxic bodies : hormone disruptors and the legacy of DES, Nancy Langston
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disrupting hormonal signals -- Before World War II : chemicals, risk, and regulation -- Help for women over forty -- Bigger, stronger babies with diethylstilbestrol -- Modern meat : hormones in livestock -- Growing concerns -- Assessing new risks -- Sexual development and a new ecology of health -- Precaution and the lessons of history
Control code
ocn841171126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 233 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300162998
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1114k2
  • 26c4d07a-5f54-4d30-b147-544b52028b81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841171126

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