Monday, November 16, 2009

I love the smell of DEHP in the morning

A research team at the University of Rochester (I'm pretty sure their school motto is “I'll bring the Maxwell around, Mr. Benny.”) have found that women who are exposed to vinyl flooring and plastic shower curtains while pregnant will give birth to boys who are less likely than other boys to play with cars, trains and guns or engage in rougher games like playfighting. It seems that certain volatile plasticizers mimic the action of estrogen and repress the action of the male hormone testosterone. I'll just say again what I've been saying for years. They're not dolls. They're action figures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't say that I have too much to add to the things you post, sadly, but I really do appreciate you for putting these up here. Instead of passionate rants I can't pay attention to you have short bursts that get the point across effectively and humorously. In fact, my comment is probably the longest thing up here.

Again, thank you so much.