Sex Offenders

More than 40 Common Chemicals Are ‘Endocrine Disruptors’–Attacking the Body’s Centers of Sexuality, Growth and Development

Since the early 1960s, scientists have observed some shocking mutations in wildlife—hermaphroditic seagulls with both male and female sex organs, eagles with crossed beaks, panthers born with undescended testicles, alligators with shriveled penises (see Currents January/February 1996), and fish gonads which aren’t distinctly male or female.