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Some congeners of the flame retardant PBDE associated with delaying time to pregnancy

PBDE's are used as flame retardants in furniture, carpeting, textiles, electronics, and plastics. Commercial mixtures of PBDE's contain a variety of congeners [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congeners]. Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest 97% of Americans...

Humans can transmit diseases to gorillas

Prior posts have noted and described a number of human diseases that had their origin in animals. Now it appears that some diseases can be transmitted from humans to gorillas. Ecotourism has been seen as a boon for countries with "interesting" biota; it provides funding for protection of...