Thirsty? Have Some Synthetic Estrogen

Monday, 6 January 2014 | buzz

We’ve heard before on the Buzz about the all-pervading nature of synthetic estrogen-like chemicals — known as endocrine disruptors — in the environment. Now, in Northeastern Wisconsin, near Green Bay, endocrine disruptors are showing up in household wells. Nearly half of wells recently tested in a University of Green Bay study tested positive for synthetic estrogen. That’s a particular problem in a place where there’s precious little cushion between what happens on the surface and what ends up in the groundwater. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Kate Golden joins us now with the story.

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