Sex-Changing Chemicals Can Wipe Out Fish, Study Shows

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 21, 2007   View Article

Tiny amounts of the estrogen used in birth control pills can cause wild fish populations to collapse, according to a new study.

The finding raises concern about even low levels of estrogen in municipal wastewater, said study leader Karen Kidd, a biologist with the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick.

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