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Hormonal Confusion: The Contested Science of Endocrine Disruption

Geoffrey C. Kabat

in Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In the early 1990s concern emerged that hormonal compounds present in small amounts in food and water – “environmental estrogens” -- could be having subtle effects on human health and wildlife. This ... More


Landmark Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds of the Past and Present

Heather B. Patisaul and Scott M. Belcher

in Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199935734
eISBN:
9780190678524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935734.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

This chapter focuses on four of the best known and most well characterized EDCs: the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), diethylstilbestrol (DES), and bisphenol A ... More


Riskwork: Three Scenarios from a Study of Industrial Chemicals in Canada

Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents three case studies of chemical risks to examine regulatory riskwork in three different risk scenarios. The first risk scenario concerns ‘established’ risks, which stem from ... More


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