Our Stolen Futurea book by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers


Environmental and Health NGO sources on endocrine disruption



the latest mainstream media coverage of endocrine disruption

The Green Guide

"a non-profit publication/website that offers families and consumers the information they need to make better choices for their health, the environment, and society."


Healthy Milk, Healthy Baby. Natural Resources Defense Council

An excellent summary of concerns generated by the reality that human breast milk is contaminated by persistent organic pollutants. The bottom line is that breast milk remains the best choice for infants, but that strong steps should be taken to reduce breast milk contamination. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an important component of world-wide efforts to protect breast milk from contamination.


Pesticide Action Network's Pesticide Datatabase

A comprehensive, easy-to-use online database rich with information on pesticide uses, toxicological properties and regulatory status.



International POPs Elimination Network

IPEN is an international network of NGOs working to support ratification of the UN Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

IPEN PCBs Working Group

Provides information for activists and experts on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) including health effects, international, national and local policy efforts and elimination technology.



Chemical Awareness

A free monthly NGO newsletter on European Chemicals Policy



National Environmental Trust

A non-profit, non-partisan membership group informing the public about environmental problems and how they effect health and the quality of life. One of NET's campaigns is children's environmental health



Physicians for Social Responsibility

PSR helps physicians engage effectively in public debates about environment and health. Their website has useful information about persistent organic pollutants, environmental threats to children's health, and medical waste incineration.



Health Care Without Harm

A coalition of over 200 organizations working with health care practitioners to reduce environmental threats to health inadvertently caused by health care methods and materials without compromising safety or care.



American Bird Conservancy

ABC's pesticides page provides information about the impacts of pesticides on birds and bird populations. FAQs on birds and pesticides... a hotline for reporting birds killed by pesticides... current policy updates on pesticide issues related to bird conservation.



World Wildlife Fund-US

Provides information on their Global Toxics Initiative that includes three program areas; endocrine disruptors , persistent organic pollutants and agricultural pesticides.



World Wildlife Fund-Canada

Provides general information and resources on endocrine disruption.



Children's Environmental Health Network

Provides information on children's environmental health threats and links to other resources in the field.



National Wildlife Federation's report Fertility on the Brink



Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

NRDC's Health Program has published reports on environmental threats to health and overviews of endocrine disruption.



Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly

A weekly newsletter of the Environmental Research Foundation that covers environmental and human health. Rachel's has a very helpful search option that will point toward many weekly's that have covered endocrine disruption issues. Number 486 (March 21, 1996) introduces Our Stolen Future. Number 665 (August 26, 1999) covers the National Research Council report on "hormonally active agents in the environment."



Environmental Working Group

Provides on-line reports for public interest groups and concerned citizens on environmental issues concerning pesticides, drinking water, air pollution and enforcement of environmental laws.



The Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN)

An organization committed to developing of policies of prudence rather than policies of degrade-and-cleanup, to evaluating the abuses of risk assessment and cost benefit analysis, and to assessing strategies for responding to the misuse of science in public policy decision-making.


Northwest Coalition Against Pesticides (NCAP)

Provides reports and fact sheets on pesticides, alternatives to pesticide use, inert ingredients, and pesticide reporting. NCAP's also publishes the Journal of Pesticide Reform which covers issues concerning pesticide use and health effects.



World Resources Institute (WRI)

Provides information and resources on environmental issues; biodiversity, climate change, business and industry, governance, sustainable agriculture, forests and health. WRI Health program explores the interaction among large-scale environmental, development, and demographic changes with human disease and assesses policy options to reduce human risks.WRI publications are well researched and often have an international focus.



Introduction to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

This website is written by Dr. Michael Warhurst, an environmental chemist, working for Friends of the Earth-UK. It provides information on health concerns, chemicals, and policy relevant to endocrine disruption.



Pesticide Action Network

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is a network of over 600 participating nongovernmental organizations, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives. Its projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous Regional Centers: PAN-North America, PAN-Latin America, PAN-Europe, PAN-Africa, and PAN-Asia and the Pacific.



Center for Health, Environmental and Justice (CHEJ)

Formerly, the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, CHEJ was founded by Lois Gibbs, leader of the Love Canal campaign, in 1981. CHEJ provides support for communities and grassroots environmental groups dealing with a broad range of environmental issues, including toxic waste, solid waste, air pollution, incinerators, medical waste, radioactive waste, pesticides, sewage and industrial pollution.


Fox River Watch

Fox River Watch is a project of the Clean Water Action Council in Green Bay, Wisconsin, working to ensure that PCB contamination in the Fox River is cleaned up thoroughly. These contamination wastes were deposited in the river and nearby Green Bay and are one of the principal sources of PCBs entering Lake Michigan. Fox River Watch's website has loads of useful information about the problems caused by PCBs, about some of the technologies available to ensure that cleanup is safe and effective, and about industry's manipulation of science to avoid their cleanup responsibilities..





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