Source: FRONTLINE Poisoned Waters
FRONTLINE Poisoned Waters
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More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, iconic American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound are in perilous condition and facing new sources of contamination.
In this video chapter from FRONTLINE Poisoned Waters, scientists find marine life with genetic mutations likely caused by exposure to “endocrine disruptors” -- chemical compounds that mimic the body’s natural hormones. Such chemical compounds are found in products that we use everyday like prescription medicines, antibacterial soaps, home cleaners, pesticides, herbicides and personal care products. If these chemicals are hurting fish, what are they doing to humans?
Poisoned Waters Discussion Guide (Document)
Poisoned Waters explores how scientists are finding genetically mutated marine life caused by "endrocrine disruptors"--chemicals from consumer products, pharmaceuticals. After watching the video, discuss your answers to the following questions:
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