Legislator sponsors bill that would support intersex fish study

04/21/2010 | WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.)

A lawmaker is backing legislation that would support an investigation on the reasons behind the growing population of intersex fish, or male fish exhibiting female traits, in the Potomac River. Initial studies on the issue have linked the fish's intersex conditions to chemicals such as pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides and birth control pills that overflow from farms or are flushed into sewage water.

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