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Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origin of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7259.516/a (Published 19 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:516
  1. Donald Campbell, public health medicine specialist
  1. Auckland, New Zealand

    Sheldon Krimsky


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    Johns Hopkins University Press, £23, pp 256

    ISBN 0 8018 6279 5

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    For at least half of the 20th century, the public perception of chemical hazards has been influenced largely by the fear of cancer. The Western world's obsession with “the dread disease” has been the window through which research into toxic chemicals has been viewed. The finding that chemicals cause genetic mutations in somatic cells, along with the concept that mutations are associated with the development of cancer cells, …

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