- Reduced penis size – 25 percent smaller
- Greatly reduced reproductive rates
- Abnormal ovaries
- Low testosterone levels in males – comparable to the level in females
Now that I have your attention, let’s back up and look at this amazing piece of research. The study compared alligators in a pesticide-polluted lake near Orlando to alligators in a less polluted one nearby. That’s right, these are alligator results. SO glad I wasn’t one of the poor research assistants who had to go out at night to catch these wild critters and measure their dicks. If you suspect me of making this up, here’s the study itself and here’s a Frontline story about it – cleverly titled "Teeny Weenies".
Hat tip to Mike McGrath, organic gardening educator extraordinaire.Posted by Susan Harris on December 2, 2006 at 11:56 am, in the category Shut Up and Dig.