This is scary stuff! You can not read this and see this and believe that it doesn’t affect humans! The largest organ of your body is your skin. Drinking filtered water is great but you absorb the most water when you bathe so please consider getting a filter for your shower, too. Read/Watch this and let me know how you feel! ~ Suji & Arthur
According to World News April 20, 2010: More and more male fish in the Potomac River are exhibiting female traits, but the reasons for the growing number of intersex fish are not known.
The Potomac Conservancy says more than 80 percent of the river’s male fish are producing eggs or exhibiting other female characteristics.
The Potomac River supplies much of the region’s drinking water, and that has the group calling on Congress to solve the fish mystery.
Scientists say chemicals that mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine system are believed to be the leading reason for the intersex conditions.
The chemicals may be birth control pills, pharmaceuticals or some of the newer herbicides and pesticides that are flushed into wastewater or that run off farms and feedlots.
Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., is sponsoring a bill to study intersex fish problems. He says he wants to know more about the chemicals.
“Why they are so prevalent in the water? Why they are causing these fish with both sexual organs and if there isn’t some kind of connection with human diseases,” he says.
The Potomac River isn’t the only body of water where the problems have surfaced. A U.S. Geological Survey found intersex fish in about one third of 111 sites tested in 2009.