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November 8, 2000

Environmental HealthHormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Sheldon Krimsky, 256 pp, $35.95, ISBN 0-8018-6279-5, Baltimore, Md, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(18):2380. doi:10.1001/jama.284.18.2380

Hormonal Chaos presents a synthesis of science, policy, the media, and the personalities in the controversial new area of environmental health known as "endocrine disruption," including the natural and synthetic chemicals involved.

The author, Sheldon Krimsky, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts University. His book is well written and a delight to read. It is ideal for a health care provider on vacation who wishes to know more about endocrine disruptors, key scientists and other players, media coverage, and the reaction of Congress to this perceived new health hazard. It is not meant for the health care professional who wishes an in-depth toxicologic or endocrinologic review of this topic.

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