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Fish on Drugs: Endocrine Disruptors Wreak Havoc

By February 26, 2013

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Male fish with eggs in their testes. Frogs with extra limbs -- or no limbs at all. Male otters with shrunken genitals. Baby boys with deformed penises. What's going on?

Scientists are wondering too, and the overwhelming consensus points to endocrine disruptors, a class of chemicals that imitate hormones like estrogen. These endocrine-disrupting compounds can cause severe reproductive defects in fish, frogs, birds -- and humans.

Get the facts on these hormone disruptors -- and then discover what you can do about them.


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