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


Industry sources on endocrine disruption

Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA)

The association of US chemical manufacturers. CMA is the voice of the chemical industry on public health issues and coordinates the industry's research and testing program. CMA recently took control of the Chemical Industry Institute for Toxicology , a laboratory that tests for potential adverse effects of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products on human health. CIIT is supported by 35 major companies and the CMA.



American Crop Protection Association

An association of pesticide and chemical companies. Member companies are listed on the site.

"Pesticides also have helped maintain public health by controlling vermin and purifying water, and enhancing the beauty and usefulness of lawns and gardens."- ACPA



Phthalate Esters Panel (a division of CMA)

Provides information on phthalates from the chemical industry. The site seeks to alleviate public health concerns about the use of phthalates in medical devices, toys and food packaging. Information is also provided on endocrine disruptors (under Health and Safety link). Check out Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly (#662) for more information on the health concerns of phthalates.



Chlorine Chemistry Council

A business council of the Chemical Manufacturers Association comprised of chlorine and chlorinated product manufacturers that works to promote the use of chlorine products. Information on endocrine disruption is located in their library.



Society of the Plastics Industry

A trade association representing 2,000 members that make up the entire plastics industry from processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers to raw material suppliers. Information on environmental concerns such as bisphenol A, chemical testing, 'the Endocrine Issue', and children's health is provided.

There has been heated debate over the low dose effects of bisphenol A. The Bisphenol A Group Industry Group of the Society of the Plastics Industry and the European Chemical Industry Council proport that there are no health effects from low doses of bisphenol A, but emerging research suggests otherwise. *possible video link here to vom Saal in Kobe



American Council on Science and Health

Founded by Elizabeth Whelan in 1978, ACSH presents itself to the public as an 'independent' research organization concerned with alleviating public health scares. ACSH has a long history of supporting the chemical industry's products from its approval of DDT to phthalates. ACSH receives funding from chemical and petroleum companies. Check out Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly #534 and #662 for more information on ACSH relationship with industry.





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