Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:44 PM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:11 PM
I think you'll get better information searching the web than you will here, though. I personally don't know any details about DDT, but I did read "Our Stolen Future". I think you'd really like that book. I also took Hormones and the Nervous System in college and there are lots of neurological problems that can arise from exposure to pesticides and any other synthetic chemicals. If N requires an environmental trigger in a predisposed person, then I think DDT could qualify, don't you? But I don't think it's been studied formally.
Sorry I can't be of more help!
Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:06 AM
Oh yeah, and bodies like the CDC would quite probably say a simple "no" because DDT and similar toxins have often not been PROVEN to CAUSE detrimental effects. Even if some sort of relationship is clearly displayed, proving that the relationship is causational can be very difficult (if not in some cases impossible). Often it can be claimed to exacerbate existing issues, or there are other circumstances that cannot be completely eliminated at possible causes.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:30 PM
I read a research paper a while ago that was looking at a possible connection relating DDT exposure to human infertility due to hormonal imbalance (specifically polycystic ovary syndrome) and the results, though far from conclusive were definitely interesting. I believe there are lots of studies kicking around about DDT and it's possible effects. I do know in that one paper they were looking at both women exposed directly AND women who's mothers were exposed. I'm not sure if that helps any as it's not looking at neurological effects but I do know there is information to be found. If you'd be interested in the paper I'm referring to I will try to post a link. If I can remember where I found it...
That's interesting. My mother, my sister, and I all have problems with ovary cysts, but obviously not infertility. My mother and my sister both had full hysterectomies at young ages. My sis first had an ovary removed because of - I've forgotten the term - a large cyst had formed in it. The cyst had pieces in it of things like teeth, or maybe it was hair. It's been almost two decades, and all I can remember is that it had what I considered as human pieces embedded in it. My mother had the same thing, but it occurred during a time when a woman would be given a full hysteroctomy for any female related problem. Maybe this is not related, but still it is interesting.
If you don't mind taking the time to find a link to the info you're refering to, then I would appreciate it. If it needs to wait, then that's fine.
Thanks to both of you for posting. Both answers are helpful.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:42 PM
Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:04 PM