Monday, February 11, 2008

Endocrine Disruptors Skewing Birth Ratio in US and Japan

From the polar ice cap to the middle of the world, comes study after study linking synthetic chemicals and their lethal properties, to a reported steady decline in the number of boys born each year.

In an article written by Elizabeth Barker for the February 2008 issue of Whole Life Times, a recent report from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences determined a significant decline in the ratio of male-to-female births in the US and Japan, resulting in 250,000 fewer boys being born since 1970.

Last year, a team of Scandinavian researchers in the Arctic reported twice as many girls as boys being born in that region, identified as a "pollution sink" for the rest of the planet. Both studies blamed environmental pollutants as the most likely causal factors in the male birth shortages.

Read the entire article here.

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