20 rivers in Scotland polluted by toxic ‘gender-bender’ chemicals

Leaping Salmon 2Twenty rivers across Scotland are contaminated with toxic “gender-bender” chemicals contained in cleaning agents, cosmetics, plastics and pesticides, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

Monitoring by the government watchdog has found traces of nonylphenols – chemicals known to disrupt hormones and cause sex change – in the Clyde, the Kelvin, the Water of Leith, the Tay, the Ness, the Don and 14 other rivers.

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