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Want some popcorn with your "Poisoned Waters"?
Special to Enviroblog by Michelle Perez, EWG's Senior Analyst.
Or maybe you're curious as to why endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the Chesapeake Bay may be causing transgender fish and frogs?
All joking aside, water pollution in the Chesapeake and Puget Sounds is a serious issue. At 9 p.m. Tuesday, 4/21, the PBS show Frontline is about to air a documentary called "Poisoned Waters."
Even though it's been 37 years since the Clean Water Act was enacted, our nation's water is plagued with:
- Factory-scale animal waste;
- Industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals that disrupt the endocrine system and cause bizarre sex organ mutations in fish and frogs;
- Runoff from concrete jungles and sprawling exurbs that clog our streams.
Still want popcorn?
Seriously...our source and drinking waters are in desperate straits.
From the film:
Water pollution has slipped off our radar screen in the face of other, seemingly more urgent crises.... but pollution is a ticking time bomb. It's a chronic cancer that is slowly eating away natural resources that are vital to our survival.
I'll be watching and will report to you afterwards.
You can get a sneak preview here: