Pesticide pollution changes sexual behaviour…

16 July 1998

Pesticide pollution changes sexual behaviour…

RESEARCHERS at Imperial College Medical School in London, say they have found evidence that pesticides may be causing changes in parts of the brain linked with sexual reproduction and behaviour.

They have found evidence that chemicals which mimic the female hormone oestrogen, can have a powerful effect on cells in the hypothalmus of foetal rats, according to New Scientist.

The cells regulate the pituitary gland which in turn orchestrates the release of hormones that control sexual behaviour in animals including man.

  • The Times 16/07/98 page 12
  • The Independent 16/07/98 page 4
  • The Daily Telegraph 16/07/98 page 5


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