In a message dated 8/2/00 10:52:48 AM, email@example.com 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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