Sex-changing chemicals found in Potomac River

What is with the news today?

From Reuters:

Chemicals known to change the sexual characteristics of fish and other animals have been found in West Virginia tributaries of the Potomac River, which runs through Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

An investigation into fish that had both male and female characteristics turned up a range of chemicals including pesticides, flame retardants, and personal-care products, the USGS said.

The Potomac is fed by rivers and streams in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

“We analyzed samples of 30 smallmouth bass from six sites, including male and female fish without intersex and male fish with intersex,” said Douglas Chambers, a USGS scientist who led the study.

“All samples contained detectable levels of at least one known endocrine-disrupting compound, including samples from fish without intersex.”

Endocrine disrupters affect the animals’ hormone systems. They can cause birth defects and sexual abnormalities called intersex in species ranging from frogs to alligators and perhaps humans as well.

OK, now this is a real environmental problem and they need to find the source and stop it. There is much more in the water that I am not happy about either and this kind of pollution should be stopped and fast. Forget global warming, this is a real and present environmental problem.

7 Responses

  1. I think this is some conspiracy fabricated by trannys. I heard they glued fake wangers on the female fish to dupe the public that changing genders happens in nature in order to garner free funding for tranny operations and booby growing hormone injections.

    :mrgreen_wp:

  2. LOL!
    Damn, I would sure like to add something to your conspiracy Tom, but Im all out of glue. LOL!

  3. tom,
    That is as good as any other conspiracy theory I have heard!

  4. :mrgreen_wp:

    I am sure I posted that on a Friday. Must adhere to our traditions you know.

    I remember reading that story last summer. As if we don’t have enough problems as it is. Add Mutants to the list now.

  5. Yup, it is not like we don’t have enough problems. Fish is an important food product and I am not sure if they can reproduce more now or less! So, I am not sure what to think. hehe

  6. Conspiracy mutants are an endowed bunch.
    However, I suspect that their prided abilities to protrude beyond a body of evidence is more adherent to that third eye, for this is what enables them to see far beyond reality. LOL!

  7. lol

    Brian – I hear you, this is something out of the twilight zone.

    JMB – You are a sick man, Don’t ever change.

    I was near DC recently so I decided to cast a line. Check out this bass I caught. He put up a good battle.

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