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  • Estrogen in wastewater affecting ocean fish (DDT mentioned)

    11/28/2005 6:49:34 AM PST · by GreenFreeper · 37 replies · 3,777+ views
    Daily bulletin ^ | 11/28/05 | Kevin Butler
    LONG BEACH - A male fish off the Southern California coast is getting in touch with its feminine side. And that has some scientists worried. Kevin Kelley, a professor of environmental endocrinology at Cal State Long Beach, is part of a team studying a species of male flatfish in Southern California waters that has been found to have high levels of estrogen, which appear to be causing feminization. Kelley and other researchers believe that the treated wastewater draining through underground pipes into waters off Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula contains human estrogen hormones expelled in human...