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Prions — in plants? New concern for chronic wasting disease

By Ron Seely
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison.
The research further demonstrated that stems and leaves from tainted plants were [...]

Drugs found in Lake Michigan, miles from sewage outfalls

Prescription drugs are contaminating Lake Michigan two miles from Milwaukee’s sewage outfalls, suggesting that the lake is not diluting the compounds as most researchers expected, according to new research. Republished from Environmental Health News.

The hunt for endocrine disruptors

Minnesota researchers have found endocrine disruptors in nearly every lake they’ve tested.

Profiles: Chemicals in the water

More about nonylphenol and BPA, two chemicals commonly found in Minnesota’s waters.

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