Is there a link between environmental toxins and endocrine disease? Sheldon Krimsky, the author of Hormonal Chaos, believes that there is. Krimsky believes that the chemicals in our environment are causing reproductive, neurological, and developmental abnormalities in humans and in wildlife. His book is backed by scientifically sound data that has gained supporters in the fields of science and government, based on the evidence that he presents in his book. But, he just doesn’t talk about his hypothesis, he explains the reasons for it, how the scientific community has responded to it, the challenges that face policy makers, and attitudes about public safety.
Opinions about Hormonal Chaos:
Synthetic thyroid is one of the most prescribed medications in the world. Thyroid disease is on the rise. Any person who ever faced infertility, prostate cancer or most cancer for that matter, reduced cognitive function, congestive heart failure, diabetes or immune dysfunction in themselves or someone they love must read Hormonal Chaos. Endocrine failure is involved in all of the above; furthermore,environmental endocrine disrupters may be the trigger that sets off a cascade of disease which results in “ambiguous sexual development” or fewer males. Krimsky has a very important message. – Shirley Gross, book reviewer
“Sheldon Krimsky has written an extremely responsible book and has sounded an important alarm. He provides us all a good education on the scientific, historical, social, and political aspects of the environmental endocrine hypothesis. In a cogent and persuasive presentation, Dr. Krimsky sets forth the possible consequences of allowing endocrine disrupters to go unchecked in our environment. Ironically, Hormonal Chaos calls on us to enlist a reasonable and balanced interdisciplinary approach to understanding the environmental endocrine hypothesis. In short, Dr. Krimsky encourages us to apply common sense to what should be a common concern.” – Senator John F. Kerry
“An interesting review of a topic that is even now rocking the foundations of toxicology and risk assessment… This book is relevant to virtually all issues that have global health, economic, and public policy implications.” – Gina M. Solomon, Chemical and Engineering News
“A fascinating look at the motivations and responsibilities of scientists, politicians, journalists, and industries, who rush to defend their turf when new controversies arise regarding public safety. It also details the complexity of scientific communication.” – Library Journal