"Endocrine Disruptors Linked To Genital Changes and Sexual Preference"

"Scientists are continuing to sound the alarm about some common chemicals, including the herbicide atrazine, and link them to changes in reproductive health and development. Endocrine disrupting toxic chemicals have been found to feminize male frogs and cause homosexual behavior." Now the question is how these substances may be affecting human development and behavior.

Source: Living on Earth/PRI, 01/10/2011

"Panel: BP Well Blowout Revealed Industry-Wide Problems"

"The errors and misjudgments that led to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig last spring weren't the result just of blunders by BP and its contractors, but reflect industry-wide problems that require new regulations and standards, a presidential commission has concluded."

Source: McClatchy, 01/06/2011

"Pollutants' Passage From Mother To Child"

"An international team of researchers has for the first time quantified how effectively mothers pass 87 common environmental contaminants to their children. Their findings provide a way to correlate pollutant concentrations in a mother's blood to levels in her developing baby, which may help regulators pinpoint compounds that are hazardous to unborn and nursing babies."

Source: Chemical & Engineering News, 01/06/2011


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