Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Something in the water.
Breaking news!!! Atrazine...
Gender bender chemical atrazine widely contaminates U.S. public water supply.
Even the EPA's "safe" level of 3 ppb, however, may be far too high; studies suggest that atrazine is biologically active in levels as low as 0.1 ppb, mimicking the action of hormones in the body. A recent meta-analysis of 125 studies by researchers from the University of South Florida found that the chemical causes developmental and reproductive defects in amphibians and fish. Another study, conducted by University of California-Berkeley researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that small amounts of atrazine lowered testosterone levels and fertility in male frogs. Many of the frogs were chemically castrated or even turned into females. - Study
That explains a lot, huh? No more worries...
Photo: 'Waterboys' Jean Paul Gaultier 2010 menswear collection.