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2008-12-01

Persistent pollutant may promote obesity


Persistent pollutant may promote obesity from PhysOrg.com

Tributyltin, a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience. The chemical is used in antifouling paints for boats, as a wood and textile preservative, and as a pesticide on high-value food crops, among many other applications.

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1 comment:

Vassili said...

Somehow I wish the title said "Persistent pollutant potentially promotes plumpness." Sorry, could not resist.