In the last several decades, scientific research has shown that a large number of chemicals that are widely
used in commerce can mimic, block, modulate, or otherwise interfere with hormones, signaling molecules of the endocrine
Disruption of sex hormones can lead to changes in sexual development and later behavior, depending upon
the chemical, the dose, and the timing of exposure.
Although little research is available directly linking transsexualism to exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals,
a wide array of evidence indicates a relationship, including sexual developmental effects found in wildlife, corroborating
animal laboratory studies, and to a more limited extent, human studies.
This website will explore the many linkages between our environment and the development and expression of gender identity.
The intent is to be a resource for the transgendered community and the general public, providing a forum for independent thought
and resources for further research.