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Theo Colborn, Ph.D.

President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, Gainesville

"When one asks, “What caused that single cell to split and keep splitting until it morphed into a baby?”, the baby-making story begins to read like a real fairy tale. It is hard to believe that in the invisible universe where the egg is developing, there are hormones operating in the part-per-trillion range. And that each hormone is programmed to exert its influence on the construction of the baby only during rigid windows of time. No other period in the baby’s life is as fragile as during those early days when its organs and brains are being constructed and programmed. And just as there are fairy tale villains, there are many modern chemicals that can enter the womb environment and disturb its sacred hormonal balance."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.
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