Monday, July 16, 2007

Chemical contraceptives are bad for the environment

Briefing: these stories have been doing the rounds for years. The interesting thing, as these scientists point out, is the determination of environmentalists to ignore the issue.

Hat-tip to Mary Meets Dolly, where the full story and more commentary can be found.

From Mary Meets Dolly, in part: When EPA-funded scientists at the University of Colorado studied fish in a pristine mountain stream known as Boulder Creek two years ago, they were shocked. Randomly netting 123 trout and other fish downstream from the city’s sewer plant, they found that 101 were female, 12 were male and 10 were strange “intersex” fish with male and female features. ... They studied the fish and decided the main culprits were estrogens and other steroid hormones from birth-control pills and patches, excreted in urine into the city’s sewage system and then into the creek. ...

Harden said the growing knowledge of estrogen-polluted water may expose the cultural double-standards that protect birth control from the scrutiny given to other chemicals and drugs. “It’s going to start looking funny,” Harden said. “The radical environmentalist won’t eat a corn chip if the corn contacted a pesticide. But they view it a sacred right and obligation to consume synthetic chemicals that alter a woman’s natural biological functions, even if this practice threatens innocent aquatic life downstream.”

1 comment:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Yes i always mention this eostroginising of our water supply by the contraceptors!Not very eco-friendly is it?

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