Re: RE: hormoos

Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 12:10:59 MDT

In a message dated 8/2/00 10:52:48 AM, writes:

>What sort of research did the guy your sister worked for do? I haven't seen

>any research on BGH, but I've looked at the research on 2,4-D, which is a

>synthetic plant growth hormone. Some of the research concludes that it

>causes cancer in mammals; other research says it doesn't, and it's not

>always obvious from the published papers why there should be such

>discrepancies. Possibly there's some factor that wasn't controlled for, such

>as the presence or absence of other synthetic hormones in the animals'

>diets, possibly some of the data was faked--who knows?

My undergrad physiology teacher claimed (but gave no refs) that the
manufacturing process for 2,4-D produced trace levels of dioxin. If
so (since dioxin is a strong carcinogen) you would get varying results
depending on the manufacturing process and the degree to which
dioxin was purified out.

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