Does Flushing Hormones Down the Toilet Affect You?
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To understand the effects of hormones found in birth control pills, multiple experiments were done to test whether birth control pills has an effect. This experiment was conducted using Daphnia Magna, an organism that resides in bodies of fresh water and the Artemia, a that lives in bodies of salt water. It was found that once the Artemia were exposed to birth control contamination, they experienced a shorter lifespan and an increase in flaps per/minute.
It was observed that the Daphnia Magna were all dead within 44 hours of the experiment.