A sampling of certain male fish were found to be carrying female eggs.
These “intersex” fish were not only in the Delaware but in two other Pennsylvania river systems, according to a study done by the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this is the result of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the water. The fish’s endocrine system, which regulates hormones and reproductive systems, is being thrown off by the estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals being dumped into the water through both agricultural and human waste, such as manure and human waste water, along with synthetic chemicals coming from plastics and pharmaceutical chemicals that act like estrogens, such as the ones found in birth control pills.
Who needs science fiction when stuff like this is happening? Birth control isn’t good for: you, your spouse, your kids, your kids’ spouses, AND it’s not good for fish either. The fact that it’s contaminating our drinking water and our public waterways presents a serious environmental and health risk.