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Chemicals and Romance

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In the late 1950s a government aerial spraying program to stop the spread of the forest-devouring gypsy moth in the Northeast raised public concerns about DDT’s effect on the environment and humans. ... 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


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