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  • Deborah Harrell
    These are more scholarly sites focusing on various reproductive and cancer issues WRT chemical exposures; the finding that in-utero exposure is increasingly
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 16, 2009
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      These are more scholarly sites focusing on various reproductive and cancer issues WRT chemical exposures; the finding that in-utero exposure is increasingly linked to problems is of concern.

      A 1996 European report of earlier concerns WRT sperm quality:
      http://www.ehponline.org/members/1996/Suppl-4/toppari.html

      More on infertility:
      http://www.sfms.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Article_Archives&CONTENTID=1958&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&SECTION=Article_Archives

      "...The U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (1998) reported that the incidence of impaired fecundity (involuntary fertility compromise) rose significantly between 1982 and 1995 in all reproductive-age groups, but ***surprisingly with the biggest increase (42 percent) in women under 25,*** compared to 12 percent and 6 percent for women 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 years old.(1, 2).."
      ***Asterisk emphasis mine-

      Articles from a Canadian group of universities:
      http://www.emcom.ca/Key/index.shtml

      A 2000 mouse study:
      http://www.ebmonline.org/cgi/content/full/224/2/61

      "...This is the first demonstration that estrogenic chemicals induce reproductive malformation by direct interference with the fetal reproductive organs and not by interfering with the maternal or fetal endocrine system. The chemicals are able to induce malformation even in the absence of fetal testosterone; however, they are more effective in the presence of testosterone..."

      OK, enough-
      Debbi
      Too Much Information?! Maru




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