Endocrine Disrupters – In Alligators

Living on Earth

In this encore presentation, host Steve Curwood travels to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia to investigate the effects of synthetic chemicals on alligators. Researchers there are hunting for clues on the possible harmful effects of some compounds to the alligators’ reproductive systems. These animals have been around for 250 million years and some scientists question whether the chemicals may threaten the future of the species.

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