Monday, March 16, 2009

An Interruption

I interrupt this blog-free Lental Season (sounds like a soup) to bring you this interesting bit of information:

Between 1950 and 1970, some four million pounds of the pesticide DDT, illegal today, was dumped into the ocean in Los Angeles. Examples of eggshell thinning, gonad shrinkage and feminization in males, overdeveloped ovaries in females, and failure to thrive are some of the defects found in seagull studies at UC Davis by Michael Fry. In 1981, Fry published his research in the journal Science. Shrugged off for years by the scientific community, Fry's work is now being corroborated all over the world in dozens of other species.

(Source is found here)

I've been struggling with water retention and swelling for the first time since pregnancy started and am trying to keep it down to a minimum, so I've been trying to figure out the balance between water and sodium chloride. Came across this interesting little gem and was fascinated by it...

So we have trends of obesity, low reproduction, and male feminization in today's society...makes you kinda think...

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