More Research Proves ‘Gender-Bending’ Chemicals Found In Everyday Products

by admin on November 18, 2010

More research has been published proving gender-bending’ chemicals, which leach from human products into oceans and rivers, can have a significant impact on fishes ability to breed. The study has important implications for understanding the impacts of these chemicals.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) affect hormones. They’re commonly found in products ranging from personal care products to contraceptive drugs to detergents.

These chemicals have been seeping into rivers and streams through the sewage system for many years and alter the biology of fish, changing male fish to make them more female.

Eurekalert reports:

“Until now, there has been no solid evidence to show the long-term impact of this effect on fish in the wild — but the new research focusing on wild roach in two UK rivers (Bourne and Arun) has provided new evidence

… It was found that intersex fish — those that had their sexuality compromised by EDCs and which contain both male (sperm) and female (eggs) sex cells — had their reproductive performance reduced by up to 76 percent.”

You can avoid the risk to you, your family and the environment by choosing certified organic products, like the miessence range.

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