Cattle Hormones Could Be Worse for Environment Than Previously Thought

Cattle Hormones Could Be Worse for Environment Than Previously Thought

Virginia Alvino

WBOI, Northeast Indiana Public Radio

Synthetic testosterone is used in the majority of U.S. beef cattle to make cows  bigger.  But when the steroids exit the cows, they can easily be washed into waterways. And once those compounds enter the environment, they can have surprising  reactions – like increasing in potency.

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