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Farm Chemicals and Frogs
» www.ourstolenfuture.org Off-site Link
This site offers regular updates from the peer-reviewed literature on the latest findings around endocrine disruption. Here you can also find new suggestions about what you can do as a consumer and citizen to minimize risks related to hormonally-disruptive contaminants.
 
» For ways of farming that use fewer chemicals, consult the US Department of Agriculture’s site Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. Off-site Link
 
» For more information on the worldwide decline of frogs — the scale of the problem, the causes and what can be done read this article on AmphibiaWeb. Off-site Link
 
» For just flat out fun frog stuff, visit the Exploratorium's frog exhibit. Off-site Link
 
Chemical Cocktails
» For more information on the impacts of chemical cocktails on our bodies see the National Institutes of Health (NIH) site Understanding the Human Health Effects of Chemical Mixtures Off-site Link describing just how little we understand about the effects of chemical mixtures in our bodies.
 
» For more information on pollutants and pollutants in the environment visit The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) website. Off-site Link
 
Chemicals and Human Reproduction
» For more information on the number of toxins an average human carries in his/her body see this article on Body Burden Off-site Link.
 
» For a current credible, peer-reviewed source of research and news on environmental factors that affect human health visit NIH's Environmental Health Perspectives online. Off-site Link
 
Mercury Plants
» For more information on bioaccumulation and mercury in the environment visit this Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site Off-site Link containing detailed information about mercury and the present US policy to deal with mercury.
 
» The Ocean Conservancy: Mercury Rising Off-site Link
This article from Blue Planet Quarterly Magazine puts the issue of mercury in fish into historical context, explaining where the mercury comes from and what we can do to stop it.
 
» For a detailed map of mercury hotspots in North America visit the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Off-site Link This site depicts the first time such a map has been presented for North America based on national data.
 
Crown-of-Thorns, Wetlands, Nitrogen and Dead Zones
» For more on the benefits of healthy wetlands visit the US EPA's wetland site. Off-site Link
 
» For more information on the crown-of-thorns starfish and Great Barrier Reef visit this site maintained by the Australia Institute of Marine Science. Off-site Link
 
» Nitrogen is also a leading cause behind the increase in dead zones worldwide. Read the update regarding the recent 2004 UNEP report Off-site Link outlining dead zones as big threat to 21st century fish stocks.
 
Pollutants, Tagging and the Open Ocean
» Learn more about tracking tag technology at Wildlife Computers, Off-site Link who manufacture the pop-off archival satellite tags deployed on the mola.
 
» See near-real time tracks from the NOAA's Tagging of Pacific Pelagics Project. Off-site Link
 
» Learn about the Census of Marine Life Off-site Link — the largest oceanographic project undertaken in the history of humanity.
 
» For comprehensive reports on the problems and degree of coastal runoff in the US see the 2003 Pew Oceans Commission Report: America's Living Oceans: Charting a Course for a Sea Change and the US Commissions on Ocean Policy: an Ocean Blueprint for the 21st century. Off-site Link
 

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