Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > Digital Photography > Plastic turns boys into "nancy boys."

Thread Tools

Plastic turns boys into "nancy boys."

Posts: n/a

"John A." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 03:55:05 -0800 (PST), RichA <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:

Giga snip here

> So... don't lick your camera?

Right on and don't put your tongue on the metal railing in Bemidji in

Reply With Quote
Posts: n/a
On Nov 17, 1:16*pm, "Charles" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Right on and don't put your tongue on the metal railing in Bemidji in
> January.

So this means that you *do* put your tongue on metal railings in other
places and at other times?


Reply With Quote
John A.
Posts: n/a
On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 03:55:05 -0800 (PST), RichA <(E-Mail Removed)>

> Toxins in plastic 'feminise boys'
>Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys making them "more
>feminine", say US researchers.
>Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to
>play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games,
>they found.
>The University of Rochester team's latest work adds to concerns about
>the safety of phthalates, found in vinyl flooring and PVC shower
>The findings are reported in the International Journal of Andrology.
>Plastic furniture
>Phthalates have the ability to disrupt hormones, and have been banned
>in toys in the EU for some years.
>However, they are still widely used in many different household items,
>including plastic furniture and packaging.
>There are many different types and some mimic the female hormone
> This feminising capacity of phthalates makes them true 'gender
>Elizabeth Salter-Green, director of CHEM Trust
>The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are
>born with genital abnormalities.
>Now they say certain phthalates also impact on the developing brain,
>by knocking out the action of the male hormone testosterone.
>Dr Shanna Swan and her team tested urine samples from mothers over
>midway through pregnancy for traces of phthalates.
>The women, who gave birth to 74 boys and 71 girls, were followed up
>when their children were aged four to seven and asked about the toys
>the youngsters played with and the games they enjoyed.
>Girls' play
>They found that two phthalates DEHP and DBP can affect play behaviour.
>Boys exposed to high levels of these in the womb were less likely than
>other boys to play with cars, trains and guns or engage in "rougher"
>games like playfighting.
># There are many different types and the most commonly used are deemed
>entirely safe by regulators
># DEHP - used to make PVC soft and pliable and used in products like
># DBP - used as a plasticiser in glues, dyes and textiles
>Elizabeth Salter-Green, director of the chemicals campaign group CHEM
>Trust, said the results were worrying.
>"We now know that phthalates, to which we are all constantly exposed,
>are extremely worrying from a health perspective, leading to
>disruption of male reproduction health and, it appears, male behaviour
>"This feminising capacity of phthalates makes them true 'gender
>She acknowledged that the boys who have been studied were still young,
>but she said reduced masculine play at this age might lead to other
>feminised developments in later life.
>But Tim Edgar, of the European Council for Plasticisers and
>Intermediates, said: "We need to get some scientific experts to look
>at this study in more detail before we can make a proper judgement."
>He said there were many different phthalates in use and the study
>concerned two of the less commonly used types that were on the EU
>candidate list as potentially hazardous and needing authorisation for
>DBP has been banned from use in cosmetics, such as nail varnish, since
>2005 in the EU.

A more detailed article on the science:

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
~!!~ Turns your PC into a Super Entertainment Center - 100% FREE ~!!~ S Col C Programming 0 11-29-2007 08:11 PM
AWLP turns your PC into web-managed wireless access gateway Alp Wireless Networking 0 01-04-2005 10:47 AM
A simple question turns into badgering.....again Richard HTML 18 10-21-2003 06:27 AM