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Sex-changing substances found in the Potomac River

A recent investigation in the Potomac River resulted in the finding of certain chemicals that act as endocrine disrupters affecting the fish's hormone systems.

These chemicals have been found to cause birth defects and sexual abnormalities called intersex in many animal species and possibly humans as well.

Douglas Chambers, a US Geological Survey scientist who led the study, said, "We analyzed samples of 30 smallmouth bass from six sites, including male and female fish without intersex and male fish with intersex," and the USGS report published at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1393/ stated:

"Antibiotics were detected in municipal wastewater, aquaculture, and poultry-processing effluent, with the highest number of antibiotics and the greatest concentrations found in municipal effluent."

So far, the sources of these chemical seem to come from runoff from agricultural activities, municipal and domestic wastewater effluent (both treated and untreated), industrial wastewater, and gypsy moth control programs using dimilin (diflubenzuron).

To read the full article please visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/
newsid/39899/story.htm 

Human activity impacts the environment and God’s creatures. Modern agriculture, with the use of antibiotics, pesticides, hormones and others, is one of the most contaminating industries, polluting Earth’s water, soil and air; and therefore also contributing to sickness. The transition to a plant-based diet could help restore the environment, alleviate animal suffering and improve our health.

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