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Author Lamoreaux, Janelle, author.

Title Infertile environments: epigenetic toxicology and the reproductive health of Chinese men / Janelle Lamoreaux
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 135 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical global health: evidence, efficacy, ethnography
Critical global health.
Contents The National Environment -- The Hormonal Environment -- The Dietary Environment -- The Maternal Environment -- The Laboratory Environment
Summary "In Infertile Environments, Janelle Lamoreaux investigates how epigenetic research into the effects of toxic exposure conceptualizes and configures environments. Drawing on fieldwork in a Nanjing, China, toxicology lab that studies the influence of pesticides and other pollutants on male reproductive and developmental health, Lamoreaux shows how the lab's everyday research practices bring national, hormonal, dietary, maternal, and laboratory environments into being. She situates the lab's work within broader Chinese history as well as the contemporary cultural and political moment, in which declining fertility rates and reproductive governance and technology are growing concerns. She also points to how toxicology in China is a transnational endeavor tied to both local conditions and international research agendas and infrastructures, which highlights the myriad scales and scope of epigenetic environments. At a moment of growing concerns about toxins, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and climate change, Lamoreaux demonstrates that epigenetic research's proliferation of environments produces new kinds of toxic relations that impact multiple generations of humans."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Endocrine disrupting chemicals -- Environmental aspects
Environmental health -- Research -- China
Genetic toxicology -- Research -- China
Infertility, Male -- Research -- China
Male reproductive health -- Research -- China
Medical anthropology -- Research -- China
Reproductive toxicology -- Research -- China
Toxicology -- Research -- China
Environmental health -- Research.
Medical anthropology -- Research.
SCIENCE / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Toxicology -- Research.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 147802397X