Monthly Archives: July 2008

Female hormones in Thames water!!!

Ok this may come as a shocker to some and as stale news to some others.

Over summer i am interning in a firm in London. I walked in to office this morning with a glass of water and bosa tells me dont drink tap water as it contains excessive female hormones, and in hundred years we will all be females! and to add insult to injury he mentions a senior colleague and says, why do you u think he drinks only bottled water!.. now we all know water from the taps in London comes from the thames!!

Surely he must be joking!! Anyway I decide to do a Google search..didnt want to to take such a statement lightly,even though it supposedly was intended to be a joke.

The search only confirmed his err..joke.

Apparently there are certain levels of Oestrogen in the waters of the Thames. And worse stil…

from the BBC..

These very low levels of oestrogens have been shown to be responsible for signs of sex changes in male fish in rivers to which sewage is discharged – they begin to show some female characteristics.

There is also concern that they may be having a detrimental effect on male fertility by being recycled back into the human food chain. They have even been linked to an increase in testicular cancer.

Now does that explain why masculine behaviour in places like ( u know where) is changing drastically,,,well if the BBC is indeed (not so usually) reporting the truth..who knows!

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Namal Perera: Media Security in Sri Lanka – Appeal to the Sri Lankan Blogsphere

As you might be aware, senior journalist and media person Namal Perera was assaulted yesterday evening on his way home from work at the Sri Lanka Press Institute. This comes as a severe blow to the media industry in Sri Lanka, and the freedom of expression of the Sri Lankan people. Namal is currently undergoing treatment under police protection at a private hospital. Daily Mirror carried the story as today’s lead.

A demonstration is organized tomorrow (2nd July) at 12:30pm, at the Colpetty Junction as protest for the continued war against the media in this country, and calling for increased safety and security for the country’s journalists, and for action to be taken against the perpetrators of these crimes. Too many of these things are going unsolved.

Please try to make it for the protest.

by Dinidu de Alwis

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