Epigenetic findings! Ancestral pesticides and reproductive health

Apparently the pesticide Methoxychlor, the DDT replacement that was banned in 2003, can behave like estrogen.

Studies are showing that if you or your ancestors were exposed, it may have an effect on fertility, likelihood of disease, and obesity.

When they did a study in rats, they were affected for for THREE generations. I think it's nuts.

Though fascinating, I do find this study sort of sad. At least we can be thankful it has now been banned.

    ....yes they have been banned for topical use after the crop is planted, but Monsanto now injects the seeds with them. Most common are soy (which naturally have high levels of estrogen) and corn.
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