Atrazine Chemical Induces Homosexuality and Sexual Confusion: Tyrone Hayes
Tyrone Hayes is a biologist professor at the school of Berkeley university, California. He has been an Atrazine researcher for over ten years. He'd discovered some startling harmful health related Information on the use of atrazine as a pesticide in agriculture.
Atrazine is the largest selling chemical product for the largest chemical company in Europe, but it is banned in all of the European Union. It is the number one contaminant of ground water, drinking water, and rain water. In 2003, atrazine was banned in the Europe, but the United States EPA reassigned the compound in the U.S.
Some quick facts about Atrazine:
- 80 million pounds sold each year in the U.S
- used in more than 89 countries
- outlaw in all of Europe
- The company is based in Europe
- Atrazine inhibited growth of the voice box in male frog--what makes male voice deeper
When frogs are exposed to very low level of atrazine, 1 part per billion, it produced frogs that look like this: 2 testes, 2 ovaries, large testes, and more ovaries, which is not normal.
In some cases in other species like the North American leopard frog showed that males exposed to atrazine grew eggs in their testes.
In recent studies, Professor Hayes published what happens when other animals- mostly frogs are exposed to atrazine. They completely become females. They mated with other male frogs and had the capacity to lay eggs even though they were genetically males.
What professor Hayes proposed is that atrazine is causing a hormone imbalance. Normally, the testes should make testosterone-the male’s hormone. What atrazine does is it turns on an enzyme. The machinery which is aromatase that converts testosterone into estrogen, As a result, these exposed male lost their testosterone. They are chemically castrated-subsequently have been feminized. And now, they are making the female hormones. Atrazine chemical induces homosexuality and sexual confusion.