Susan Nagel

Fracking chemicals cause gender bending – latest hippy claim

What next in the Greens battle to make bird slaughtering windmills viable against cheap and abundant shale gas.

I would guess that eating organic veges is more gender bending and turns blokes into whinging girly men….Gareth Hughes and Russel Norman as evidence. When was the last time anyone saw a roughneck mincing around in a frock at the end of his shift handling this stuff ?

Just when you might have thought the debate over shale gas and oil could not possibly get more acrimonious, here’s something that is likely to raise the temperature even further. US scientists have announced this week that they have found “gender-bender” chemicals in water at fracking sites.

Their research ? published in the latest issue of the journal Endocrinology ? reports discovering endocrine disrupting substances that disrupt hormone systems in almost every sample of water they tested near shale gas wells. ?I’m not an alarmist about this, but it is something the country should take seriously,? Prof Susan Nagel of the University of Missouri, one of the authors of the study, told the Los Angeles Times. ?With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure.?? Read more »

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