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



Government sources on endocrine disruption



European Commission's Endocrine Disrupter Website. "How the European Commission uses the Precautionary Principle to tackle endocrine disruptors."

"Conscious of the potential threats from endocrine disruptors to humans and the environment the European Commission adopted a strategy in December 1999 aiming at addressing this pressing issue. The subject matter is complex and with this website we seek to provide you with the basic principles on endocrine disruptors and introduce the central issues at hand. A number of reports as well as the Commission's strategy are also presented in detail."


Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative

Provides information on the Endocrine Disruptors Working Group, comprised of many Federal agencies, and their efforts in examining endocrine disruption research. A searchable database of endocrine disruption research is available on this site.



National Center for Environmental Research (US EPA)

Provides abstracts of studies on endocrine disruption funded by the EPA. Search under Research Results for lists of studies.



Office of Science Coordination and Policy Endocrine Disruption Screening Program

Provides information on how the EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program or EDSTAC was developed, and the current status of EPA's implementation activities.



Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment (a NAS report)

A publication of the results of the investigation of the endocrine disruption hypothesis conducted by the National Research Council at at the request of the U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Interior, the CDC, and the U.S. Congress.



The CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Conducts research into environmental health threats in order to prevent illness, disability, and death in humans.



National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

A branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that works to understand and prevent environmentally related diseases and health risks through multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts, and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach.

NIEHS's National Toxicology Program (NTP) provides information about potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies and the public, in an effort to strengthen knowledge of toxicology.

NIEHS's Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) provides information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development.



Agency for Toxics Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Conducts public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances. ATSDR also maintains HazDat, Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database that provides access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.



North American Amphibians Monitoring Program (NAAMP)

A colloborative effort between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to monitor and study the decline and deformation of amphibian populations.



Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force

A network of over 3,000 scientists and conservationists working to determine the nature, extent and causes of declines of amphibians throughout the world, and to promote means by which declines can be halted or reversed.



Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Endocrine Disruptors Chemicals Programme

A multi-national effort to provide information and co-ordinate activities concerning endocrine disruption, develop new and revise existing Test Guidelines to detect endocrine disrupters, and harmonise hazard and risk characterisation approaches for endocrine disrupters.



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Provides information on persistent organic pollutants and techniques to replace or eliminate their release.




Endocrine Disrupting Substances in the Environment

A publication of the Environment Canada, the Canadian government's environment agency.





European Union Environment Institute/IPCS

Conducts research on endocrine disrupting activities of some chemicals and works on the development of methodologies to evaluate the impact of suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals on the environment and human health.






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