Case Studies in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Endocrine Disruptors.

Questions to Ponder and Discuss


Background information:

World Wildlife Fund, 1998. Known and Suspected Endocrine Disruptors.

Colborn, Theo, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers, 1995. Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival? - A Scientific Detective Story, pp. 1-46.

Colborn, Theo, 1996. State of the World Forum Opening Comments.

Scientific Articles and Reports:

Sharpe, R. M. and Skakkebaek, N. S., 1993. Are oestrogens involved in falling sperm counts and disorders of the male reproductive tract? The Lancelot, 341: 1392-1395.

Guillette, L. J., Gross, T. S. , Masson, G. R., Matter, J. M., Percival, H. F., and Woodward, A. R., 1994. Developmental Abnormalities of the Gonad and Abnormal Sex Hormone Concentrations in Juvenile Alligators from Contaminated and Control Lakes in Florida. Environmental Health Perspectives, 102: 680-688.

Guillette, L. J., Crain, D. A., Rooney, A. A. and Pickford, D. B., 1995. Organization versus Activation: The Role of Endocrine-disrupting Contaminants (EDCs) during Embryonic Development in Wildlife. Environmental Health Perspectives, 103: 157-164.

Swan, S. H., Elkin, E. P. and L. Fenster, 1997. Have Sperm Densities Declined? A Reanalysis of Global Trend Data. Environmental Health Perspectives, 105: 1228-1232.

Popular and Non-Specialist Articles:

Children's Environmental Health Network. Fact Sheet from a Congressional Briefing Conducted by the Children's Environmental Health Network.

World Wildlife Fund, 1998. Cancer/Cell Proliferation of Reproductive Organs.

Montague, Peter, 1997. 1997 Review—Part 1: Something is Terribly Wrong. Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly, no. 556.

Elder, Jane and Wetzel, Marge Rewald. 1985. A fine kettle of fish. Sierra, March-April: 33-40.

Park, Penny, 1991. Great Lakes pollution link to infertility. New Scientist, 28 Sept:18.

Lemonick, Michael D., and Crumley, B., Plon, U., Towle, L. H. 1996. What’s wrong with our sperm? Time, 18 March:78-79.

Jaffe, Mark. 1996. Man-made chemicals may threaten our development. Chicago Tribune, 2 June: page 8 of "Woman News" Section.

Lean, Geoffrey. 1996. World industry poisons Arctic purity. Independent (UK), 15 Dec.: page unknown.

Edwards, Randall, 1997. Wildlife sounds chemical alarm. Columbus Dispatch, 25 Feb.: 3B.

The Associated Press, 1997. Hormone Disruption Requires Additional Study, EPA Says. The New York Times, 14 March: A26.

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