Shapley, Dan
December 2008
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;12/4/2008, Issue 988, p6
The article reports on the health effects of tributyltin, a pesticide used to kill pests on food crops, boats, wood and textiles. A research conducted by Japanese Scientists, stresses that tributyltin can disrupt the endocrine system of mammals, upsetting hormone levels in the pituitary, gonad and thyroid glands. It notes that the effects of the chemical on the liver, nervous and immune systems are well known, but its powerful effect on the cellular components is a recent discovery.


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