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Can dead zones (hypoxic waters) cause deformities in sexual organs of fish? Interesting study suggests it can.
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have described the scope and potential causes for the "dead zone" (low oxygen) in the Gulf of Mexico; the zone exists for part of the year, and its scope has been expanding over time. Nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus) from various... Read More

Some cancers associated with drinking to "excess" (a pint of beer a day)
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted repeatedly in prior posts, toxic torts require proof of causation. As such, an assessment of alternative explanations for the disease or illness at issue becomes important. The consumption of alcohol (usually in excess of some amount) has been... Read More

Can dead zones (hypoxic waters) cause deformities in sexual organs of fish? Interesting study suggests it can.
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have described the scope and potential causes for the "dead zone" (low oxygen) in the Gulf of Mexico; the zone exists for part of the year, and its scope has been expanding over time. Nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus) from various... Read More

Some cancers associated with drinking to "excess" (a pint of beer a day)
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted repeatedly in prior posts, toxic torts require proof of causation. As such, an assessment of alternative explanations for the disease or illness at issue becomes important. The consumption of alcohol (usually in excess of some amount) has... Read More