"Nancy Langston has given us a deeply disturbing analysis of government neglect of synthetic hormones. This is a wonderful history, woven together by deep insight into both public health and ecology, one with many lessons for modern precautionary policy.You owe it to your children and future generations to pay attention to this book. And we all owe Langston a debt of gratitude for illuminating a global hormonal chemical experiment that is wildly out of control." --- John Wargo, Yale University
"It jars the reader when Nancy Langston declares the bodies of American women to be toxic waste sites, but that is precisely what she does. Since World War II, the United States has saturated foods, ecosystems, and bodies with endocrine-disrupting chemicals, with little regulation. These chemicals haunt American landscapes like ghosts. Langston knows these ghosts all too well, and a frightening personal story also haunts these pages. Toxic Bodies masterfully weaves the historical with the personal, forcing the reader to wonder what is mutating in his or her own body."--Brett L. Walker, Montana State University
Nancy Langston is an environmental historian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Past-president of the American Society for Environmental History and Editor of Environmental History, she is also author of Forest Dreams and Where Land and Water Meet.