Have we traded our future for the products of modern life?
Scientists around the world are finding alarming changes in human reproduction and health. There is strong evidence that sperm counts have fallen dramatically. Testicular, prostate and breast cancer are on the rise. Different animal species are even showing signs of "feminization" or "changing sex," the males actually producing eggs like females. According to scientific evidence compiled worldwide, the prime suspect in these worrying findings is the increased exposure to chemicals that can mimic the female hormone estrogen and other hormones.
Indeed, man-made chemicals like DDT, PCB and other "hormone disrupters" have become soaked into our environment from their use in countless modern products, from plastics to pesticides. Only now is the full impact of their extensive use coming to light. Believed responsible for genital abnormalities and cancers across a wide range of species, these hormone-disrupting chemicals may pose a threat not only to our human potential, but to our very survival.
Through extensive interviews with fertility experts and scientists worldwide as well as members of the chemical industry, Cadbury provides a balanced, cogent argument that propels us toward a disturbing conclusion with compelling logic.
In the spirit of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking work Silent Spring, Cadbury's well-researched, even-handed analysis of these findings is a startling wake-up call to the far-reaching consequences of widespread environmental pollution.
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"Cadbury's forte is a journalistic style of on the spot reporting which grips you from page one and hurtles you through the text...it reads like a Michael Crichton thriller." -- John Gribbin
"Deeply disturbing...A vitally important new book." - Daily Mail
"A very significant book...an excellent picture of the scientific investigation of this complex problem which could affect us all...Her book raises issues that should make the anxieties that have been raised over the cloning of Dolly the sheep look less important than a mosquito bite...a fascinating story." -- Lewis Wolpert, The Times (London)
"Unsettling....This story needs to be repeated, and its grimmer details dwelt upon, until it provokes action instead of unease." -- Mark Kohn, Independent on Sunday
"With a plot as strong as this, The Feminization of Nature could not fail to be gripping. She has researched her subject in extraordinary depth, and the result is a thorough, level-headed and sophisticated book." - Stephen Young, BBC
"A readable, concise and accessible account...Her book reads like a detective story, as in fact it is: and it conveys the excitement of discovery very well...[Readers] will be enthralled." --Theodore Dalrymple, Sunday TelegraphAbout the Author:
Deborah Cadbury is an award-winning journalist, specializing in the fundamental issues of science and its effect on society. She has produced science programs for BBC television and has won numerous international science film awards, including an Emmy.
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