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Author of 'Toxic Bodies' speaks

April 05, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Author Nancy Langston will present "Toxic Bodies: Hormone Distruptors and the Legacy of Rachel Carson" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center.

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 biochemistry of humans, livestock and wildlife.

The talk is free and open to the public. The NCTC is located at 698 Conservation Way along Shepherd Grade Road in Shepherdstown.

For more information, go to training.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html or contact Mark Madison at Mark_Madison@fws.gov or 304 876-7276.

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