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In the news again! November 15, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — alandrakb2 @ 5:39 pm

A new story just appeared on slashdot about endocrine disrupting chemicals and their effects:  http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/11/14/2023219/Environmental-Chemicals-Are-Feminizing-Boys?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

PCBs and dioxins were used heavily in the 1970s as heat transfer fluids and pesticides.  Both of these compounds belong to a group of chemicals known as the “dirty dozen”- a group of highly persistent organic pollutants. Usage of both dioxins and PCBs was phased out years ago, but we are clearly still seeing aftereffects.

 

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