Sunday, May 30, 2010

Endocrine Disruptors in the Gulf

The oil will obviously be a huge blow to the fishing industry in the gulf states. A more long-lasting blow may be the use of dispersants containing endocrine disruptors. What will this do to the fish? How long will it be before people feel safe eating fish from an area in which endocrine disruptors have been so heavily used? I know nothing about the dangers or persistence of these chemicals, but as little trust as many of us feel we've been able to place in the FDA and EPA since, say, 2001, it may be a long time after the government says it's safe before people believe it's safe.

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