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Assault on the Male

Synopsis
Scientists estimate that sperm counts have fallen by half over the last 50 years. Testicular cancer and malformations of male organs have become increasingly common. Biologists have found evidence of alarming abnormalities in fish, alligators and other wildlife, all of which points to the animals becoming ‘feminised’. Looks at possible causes in Florida swamps, a Boston laboratory, and reservoirs and medical clinics in Britain. The programme’s findings have been used in briefings to US Congressmen and have led to environmental campaigning world-wide.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 48 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) 1993 version
Notes
Reviewed in British Council ‘VideoSelect’ Dec 1994.
Subjects
Environmental science; Medical sciences
Keywords
cancer; female hormones; hormones; oestrogen; pollution; spermatozoa

Credits

Director
Deborah Cadbury
Producer
Deborah Cadbury
Contributor
Jana Bennett

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
bbcactivevideoforlearning@pearson.com
Web
http://www.bbcactivevideoforlearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 2751 or 2760
Fax
020 7010 6965
Address
Mezzanine
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL
Notes
BBC Active is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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