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Plastic chemicals 'feminise boys'
BBC News ^ | 11/17/09 | BBC

Posted on 11/17/2009 5:01:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.

Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.

The University of Rochester team's latest work adds to concerns about the safety of phthalates, found in vinyl flooring and PVC shower curtains.

The findings are reported in the International Journal of Andrology.

Plastic furniture

Phthalates have the ability to disrupt hormones, and have been banned in toys in the EU for some years.

However, they are still widely used in many different household items, including plastic furniture and packaging.

There are many different types and some mimic the female hormone oestrogen.

The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: boys; chemicals; feminise; plastic; plastics

1 posted on 11/17/2009 5:01:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I believe this one. I’ve seen it in action.


2 posted on 11/17/2009 5:04:48 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: NormsRevenge

Then again, it could very well be their PC liberal parents.


3 posted on 11/17/2009 5:05:05 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Personally, I think it’s the way boys are brought up, whether they have a dad around or not, and the intrusive nanny-state that inhibits the development of boys into men. Or even new-born males into rough-and-tumble little boys.


4 posted on 11/17/2009 5:05:49 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.”

Especially among the Irish...


5 posted on 11/17/2009 5:05:51 PM PST by jessduntno (TOTUS flutters and gets stuck and POtuS becomes a Futtering Stuck.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Burn everything!!!


6 posted on 11/17/2009 5:05:55 PM PST by Rodebrecht (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: bgill

Imagine the combination!


7 posted on 11/17/2009 5:05:59 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: NormsRevenge

Lindsey Graham must have bathed in the stuff.


8 posted on 11/17/2009 5:06:41 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rumor has it Obama phthalated some guy when he was high on coke back in the late 80s.


9 posted on 11/17/2009 5:07:12 PM PST by Callahan
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To: NormsRevenge

With all the fumes I inhaled as a kid burning army men and plastic straws I should have tiny nads and large breasts.


10 posted on 11/17/2009 5:07:41 PM PST by Rebelbase (End Jihad: Weaponize Pork.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s enough to make a grown man cry.


11 posted on 11/17/2009 5:09:09 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

My two boys drank out of plastic bottles, plastic sippies, and plastic cups. At times, they ate off plastic plates with plastic silverware. They are currently beating each other over the head with a huge phallic shaped balloon.


12 posted on 11/17/2009 5:11:00 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NormsRevenge

Ok it begs the question then - why are some girls tom-boys? I guess my mom inhaled a lot of gunpowder at the range when she was carrying me ....


13 posted on 11/17/2009 5:13:08 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: NormsRevenge

“No! No running! And we use our ‘inside voice’ at Aunty Penny’s. Shh! No, you may not watch the History Channel. Yes, you may watch Sesame Street. I’d let you outside, but you’ll just get your hands dirty. ZACHARY WINSTON! Who told you how to point your finger like a GUN!?!?!?!”


14 posted on 11/17/2009 5:14:43 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: jessduntno

LOL

This Scotsman says, “THAT’S funny”.


15 posted on 11/17/2009 5:16:35 PM PST by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If this is true, and considering who the ‘movers and shakers’ in our society are these days...I’m surprised the stuff isn’t mandatory.


16 posted on 11/17/2009 5:18:44 PM PST by VR-21 (Down to the stones, where old ghosts play.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well then, explain a fine strapping manly young lad like this “Michael Obama” I see on the news. He looks tough as nails.

Oh, wait—the name’s “MICHELLE”?????

never mind-my bad.


17 posted on 11/17/2009 5:22:39 PM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: NormsRevenge
Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.

This is why we need to be metal!

18 posted on 11/17/2009 5:23:19 PM PST by snarkpup ("If you can't run anywhere, become stronger than anyone!" - Lt. Cmdr. Lyar von Ertiana)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys’ toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.”

umm.. Am I missing something? How are unborn babies exposed to high doses of plastic?


19 posted on 11/17/2009 5:26:50 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Rebelbase

I breathed lots of decomposing polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and similar organics. I also like to see what sulfuric acid did to things. Fortunately, I had aspirated enough spent gunpowder to counteract all that stuff..


20 posted on 11/17/2009 5:27:47 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: beaversmom; Rebelbase

It’s exposure in the womb, between 18 and 25 weeks, not after the boy is born.


21 posted on 11/17/2009 5:28:41 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: NormsRevenge

Ah, so siiiilly..!!!

22 posted on 11/17/2009 5:30:00 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ElayneJ

Through the mother I’d think.


23 posted on 11/17/2009 5:39:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: proxy_user

Well, I’m sure they got exposure in the womb too. I think you may be incorrect about the concern only being in utero because I know I’ve read about avoiding plastic baby bottles and cups. Maybe that was for some other health concern?


24 posted on 11/17/2009 5:43:00 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NormsRevenge

The anti-phthalate campaign has been led by the PETA freaks. This is a new wrinkle, but PETA hasn’t gotten anywhere with their original claims. The latest complaint that I heard was that the phthalates collect on clothes and are being passed into the water through the laundry.

The FDA has found no problem with phthalates.


25 posted on 11/17/2009 5:43:11 PM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: oyez

LOL :) My dad used to wear fire suits in the military with asbestos. He’ll be 80 next year. Not that I would recommend that, but some people’s constitutions seem to be tougher than others.


26 posted on 11/17/2009 5:48:02 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NormsRevenge

I believe this is why there are so many homos and lesbians. IMHO


27 posted on 11/17/2009 5:59:32 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: beaversmom

“some people’s constitutions seem to be tougher than others”

I thought about that recently when I realized that there is only one relative living from my parent’s generation; the one that drank like a fish.


28 posted on 11/17/2009 6:01:34 PM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: NormsRevenge

gay by soy and plastic???


29 posted on 11/17/2009 6:08:45 PM PST by blueplum
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To: Happyinmygarden

LOL :) My dad has done that too off and on just about his whole life. Currently he’s in “on” mode.


30 posted on 11/17/2009 6:29:24 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: ElayneJ
umm.. Am I missing something? How are unborn babies exposed to high doses of plastic?

Ummmm...... (feminine vibrator?)

31 posted on 11/17/2009 6:50:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL! (honestly, I did not think of that. :))


32 posted on 11/17/2009 7:01:18 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

IUD’s are another potential source.


33 posted on 11/17/2009 7:43:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: ElayneJ

IUDs.


34 posted on 11/18/2009 12:39:44 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, for goodness’ sake, what is this country coming to? I never noticed any ill effects from playing with my Barbie doll.


35 posted on 11/18/2009 3:54:00 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Arthur McGowan

Yeah - I was thinking all about food...(How sad is that? :))


36 posted on 11/18/2009 6:19:12 AM PST by ElayneJ
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