Michael Gallo

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Dr. Michael A. Gallo is the director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Center of Excellence at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In 1996 Dr. Theo Colborn, Dr. John Peterson Myers and Dianne Dumanoski launched their book, Our Stolen Future, which warned about the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals such as organochlorines on the health and fertility of wildlife.

Environmental journalist Mark Dowie noted that Gallo's name was on a list of "experts" circulated to the media by the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the American Crop Protection Association and the American Plastics Council in response to Our Stolen Future. In response to the suggestion by Dr. Colburn that endocrine-disrupting chemicals, such as DDT, should be phased out, Gallo was dismissive. "It's hypothesis masked as fact," Gallo told New York Times reporter Gina Kolata. [1]

Dowie noted that the phrase "hypothesis masked as fact" was one that was "used repeatedly throughout chemical industry briefing materials." [2]

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