Fish Reveal Estrogen Levels


Environmental damage to marine life is already being exposed as being caused by pharmaceutical hormone drugs in wastewater.

Lobsters have already shown a 70 percent decrease in production.

Scientists at the Fudan University in Beijing have developed genetically modified fish that turn green when placed in water with high levels of estrogen.

Estrogen in the water, soil and food can cause deformed babies, and infertility. Just a tiny level of estrogen can leave men infertile say the researchers.

Natural sources of hormones to relieve menopausal symptoms can be prescribed.


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