Posted on 24 October 2013 in Economy, Environment, Frac sand, Government, Latest
The impact of a controversial bill that would restrict local government regulation of frac sand mines might be broader than originally thought, affecting the proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin and factory farms across the state, opponents said Thursday at a Capitol hearing.
Posted on 05 September 2013 in Environment, Latest
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.
Posted on 22 May 2013 in Environment, Government, Latest
Read more stories in the Center’s investigation of endocrine disruptors in the environment.
Study: Chemical blend lowers fish testosterone Researchers exposed minnows to a blend of linuron, an herbicide used to control grasses and weeds, and DEHP, a plasticizer used to make medical products.
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Posted on 19 May 2013 in Latest
Chemicals in our environment thought to mimic or block hormones have pervaded our waters at trace amounts, raising concerns for fish, wildlife and humans. On our project page, see all the Center’s stories, photos and multimedia in this ongoing investigation.
Posted on 13 May 2013 in Environment, Latest
Environmental experts said the discoveries in lakes, rivers and streams increase the pressure on Wisconsin to figure out what’s in its water. A key Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources official said that the state’s waters were likely also contaminated, but that the state had no money for such monitoring.
Posted on 24 April 2013 in Environment, Government, Health & Welfare, Latest
“It’s hard not to make people too worried about a lot of things,” said UW-Madison pediatric endocrinologist Ellen Connor, after running through a plethora of hypothesized health effects — genital abnormalities, tumors, lower sperm counts, diabetes, early puberty — and an equally long list of worrisome chemicals.
Posted on 21 April 2013 in Environment, Health & Welfare, Latest, Sidebar
The four groups of chemicals that trigger consumption advisories — PCBs, mercury, dioxins and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfate) — have all been associated with endocrine disruption.
Posted on 21 April 2013 in Environment, Government, Health & Welfare, Sidebar
Emails from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.