Wicked Local - Hormonal compounds found in Cape Ponds

January 2, 2009

By Rich Eldred

Excerpt: There are many icky things in ponds: mosquito larvae, eels, leaches. But drugs and growth hormones? They might be some of the worst.

Silent Spring Institute of Newton recently tested six Cape Cod ponds and found elevated levels of 10 different compounds drifting about in at least some of the ponds.