A theory that is being examined more and more.
- male births in the US and Japan have decreased steadily since 1970
- increasing number of fetal deaths are male
-critics say this is only slight and could be contributed to a number of non-environmental factors
-Theory: increase in pollutants could be disrupting the hormonal balance of adult males & fetuses - changing SRY (sex-determining gene) from 'Y' chromosome to a 'X' chromosome in the fetus
-CDC said there's no cause for alarm, similar trends in ratio in the past
-says that more information is needed before conclusions are made
-CDC says that increase in testicular cancer & decrease sperm count a factor
There was another article a few months back about male frogs in a pond changing to females because of the estrogen-laden pollutants in their environment.
and no, no cliffs for the cliffs. This is a 4-page article.....