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Mark Madison Speaking with Nancy Langston
In 1941 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the first synthetic chemical to be marketed as an estrogen and one of the first to be identified as a hormone disruptor—a chemical that mimics hormones. Its residues, and those of other chemicals, in the American food supply are changing the internal ecosystems of human, livestock, and wildlife bodies in increasingly troubling ways. In this gripping exploration that forms her new book, Nancy Langston shows how these chemicals have penetrated into every aspect of our bodies and ecosystems.
Listen to Mark Madison's conversation with Nancy Langston.
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
Environmental historian Nancy Langston explains how the legacy of DES can teach us about the dangers of chemical exposure. She is the author of Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES, published by Yale University Press. She spoke with Stephanie Lecci from Wisconsin Public Radio.
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LIVING ON EARTH with Jeff Young: Air date March 19;
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Endocrine disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A have been making news lately, with several states passing regulations limiting or banning their use. The trajectory of BPA is similar to another chemical, commonly known as DES, once prescribed for pregnant and menopausal women. Host Jeff Young talks with Professor Nancy Langston about the history of endocrine disrupting chemicals and how this history can inform future chemical regulation. Her book is called, “Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES.”
Against the Grain: with Sasha Lilley KPFA Berkeley Mon 3.15.10|
Synthetic Chemicals and the History of DES
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The drug diethylstilbestrol, or DES, was approved for pregnant and menopausal women by the FDA, even though researchers knew it caused cancer, with horrific results. It was also given to most American livestock for decades, making its way into our soil, lakes, and rivers. Environmental historian Nancy Langston asks whether we have learned the lessons of DES, given the tens of thousands of hormone-disrupting synthetic chemicals permeating our bodies and the natural environment today.
WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 11:45 AM
After eleven-forty five, Larry Meiller's guest talks about the profound health and ecological impact of endocrine (EN-doe-krin) disrupting chemicals. She is UW-Madison Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology Nancy Langston. She is the author of, "Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES." www.yalebooks.com
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