Synthetic Chemicals and Hormones
in “Taking Sides”
Environmental Hormone Mimics Pose a
Potentially Serious Health Threat?" Easton, Thomas. Taking
Environmental Issues, eleventh edition.
- YES: Professor of biological sciences Michele L. Trankina argues
that a great
many synthetic chemicals behave like estrogen, alter the reproductive
functioning of wildlife, and may have serious health effects -
- on humans. (from: "The Hazards of Environmental Estrogens", The
World & I, October 2001).
- NO: Michael Gough, a biologist and expert on risk assessment and
policy, argues that only "junk science" supports the hazards of
environmental estrogens. (from: Endocrine Disruptors, Politics,
Cost of Food and Health", Cato Institute, December 15, 1997)