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Blue-green algae affecting reproductive health

Algal blooms that occur in rivers and waterways have been found to produce a previously unrecognized estrogen-like compound that adversely affects fish, plants and humans by disrupting the normal activity of reproductive hormones. University of Tennessee researchers, led by biotechnologist Theodore Henry, compared groups of larval zebrafish exposed to blue-green algae (Microcystis) cells with those […]

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Common chemical found to feminize boys’ brains

Adding to earlier investigations that linked two common phthalates to abnormal male genital development, the same researchers now say that those chemicals can also alter masculine brain development, making boys less likely to play with male-typical toys and games. The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) study, published in the International Journal of Andrology, examined […]

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