Fooling with Nature

There is growing evidence chemicals are disrupting development in wildlife - but are humans also at risk? This CIR Frontline co-production explores the endocrine disruption hypothesis, an alarming new theory which posits that certain hormone-mimicking chemicals can disrupt the body's chemistry and lead to cancer, genital deformities and lowered IQ. The report also chronicles the impact of Theo Colborn's 1996 book "Our Stolen Future" which prompted Congress to mandate that EPA screen and test to detect endocrine disrupting chemicals. Almost overnight, the endocrine disruption theory gained the force of law with this new legislation. But, did policy get ahead of science?

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