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Our Stolen Future

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story
Author Theo Colborn
Dianne Dumanoski
John Peterson Myers
Country United States
Language English
Subject Endocrine disruptors, public health
Publisher Dutton
Publication date 1996
Pages 306
ISBN 978-0-525-93982-5
OCLC Number LC Classification RA1224.2.C65

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story is a 1996 book by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers. The book chronicles the development of the endocrine disruptor hypothesis by Colborn. Though written for the popular press in narrative form, the book contains a substantial amount of scientific evidence. A foreword from then Vice President Al Gore increased the book's visibility. It ultimately influenced government policy through congressional hearings and helped foster the development of a research and regulation initiative within the EPA.

The authors also started a website which continues to monitor and report on endocrine disruptor scientific research.

Thousands of scientific articles have since been published on endocrine disruption, demonstrating the availability of grant money for research on the hypothesis raised by Our Stolen Future. For example, a symposium at the 2007 AAAS meeting explored the contribution of endocrine disruption to obesity and metabolic disorder. As is often the case, there is strong animal evidence but few epidemiological tests of predictions based on the animal experiments. Some of the most important papers that support the opinions of the book's authors can be found via this link. [1]

A recent analysis of CDC data finds an extraordinary increase in risk to type II diabetes as a function of exposure to [2]

See also


Further reading

  • Colborn, Theo; Dianne Dumanoski; and John Peterson Myers. Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story. New York : Dutton, 1996. 306 p. ISBN 0-452-27414-1
  • Krimsky, Sheldon. Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis. Baltimore, Md, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. 256 pp. ISBN 0-8018-6279-5

External links

  • Official website
  • EPA Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative
  • Our Stolen Future - Revisited 15 Years Later (A talk by one of the authors looking at the science of endocrine disruptors since the book was published)
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