Our Stolen Future is an exhaustive summary of decades of observation and research in the area of environmental health written in an engaging format. The story is written as a novel and is primarily based around the research of Dr. Theo Colborn. She set out to study the implications of environmental pollution on cancer rates in the Great Lakes area. However, after months of searching she was finding no consistent patterns of cancer but beginning to see disturbing patterns of dysfunction in the offspring of animals in the area. This led her to understand more about the endocrine system and how pollutants can act as endocrine disruptors causing birth defects, altered sexual patterns, reduced reproductive capabilities and disruptions in mental and emotional development. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the role of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual health in our society today.
Dr. Theo Colburn has written and lectured widely on the human health and environmental threat posed by endocrine disruptors and other industrially-produced chemicals at low concentrations in the environment. Dr. Colborn serves as the President of TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange) and holds the academic rank of Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. John Peterson Myers is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. Pete Myers holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from the UC Berkeley. He is now actively involved in primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health. Dianne Dumanoski is an environmental science reporter and writer.