NEW STUDY: 1 in 5 male fish now transgender from chemicals being flushed down household drains. Have these same chemicals also been altering the gender of humans?
[Telegraph.co.uk] A fifth of male fish are now transgender because of chemicals being flushed down household drains, a study by has suggested. Male river fish are displaying feminized traits and even producing eggs, the study found. Some have reduced sperm quality and display less aggressive and competitive behaviour, which makes them less likely to breed successfully. The chemicals causing these effects include ingredients in the contraceptive pill, by-products of cleaning agents, plastics and cosmetics, according to the findings.