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New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
...cSea, it has been observed that gastropods develop imposex
(the development of apenis in females)when exposed to tributyltin from antifouling paint on ships. This has led to aban or restricted use inSweden and other countries. Fish outside paper mills and sewage treatment plantshave shownskewed sex ratios an...
Stratified seawater disrupts the transport of imposex substances
...investigated the relationship between shipping and imposex
in snails. Imposex is an abnormality in snails of ...pain and Portugal, the researchers did indeed find imposex
but not always precisely where the shipping was busiest. The ecotoxicologists concluded that the ha...