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dc.contributor.editorTurriziani Colonna, Federicaen_US
dc.creatorAbboud, Alexisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-31T00:20:24Z
dc.date.available2014-12-31T00:20:24Z
dc.date.created2014-12-30en_US
dc.date.issued2014-12-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8276
dc.description.abstractTheodora Colborn studied how chemicals affect organisms as they develop and reproduce during the twentieth and twenty first centuries in the US. By the 1940s, researchers had reported that chemicals from agricultural and industrial processes affected how wild organisms developed, but in 1991, Colborn organized the Wingspread Conference in Racine, Wisconsin, at which a group of scientists classed these chemicals as environmentally harmful substances. Colborn and her colleagues called those chemicals endocrine disruptors, as they mimic or block the body's endocrine system. After scientists identified these chimicals and showed that they harm humans and wildlife, US Congress passed several acts to regulate these chemicals and to protect both wildlife and humans from their harmful effects.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshColborn, Theoen_US
dc.subject.lcshColborn, Theodora Emilyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEndocrine disruptorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEndocrine disrupting chemicalsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental endocrine disruptersen_US
dc.subject.lcshEndocrine disruptersen_US
dc.subject.lcshPollutantsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEndocrine Disruptor Screening Programen_US
dc.subject.lcshEndocrine toxicologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshendocrine systemen_US
dc.subject.lcshendocrinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld Wildlife Funden_US
dc.subject.lcshGreat Lakes Region (North America)en_US
dc.subject.lcshEaglesen_US
dc.subject.lcshVom Saal, Frederick S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshColoradoen_US
dc.titleTheodora (Theo) Emily Colborn (1927-2014)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagendocrine disruptorsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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