Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the Potomac River

Green Neighbors DC says Thank You for the research and writing of Olivia O’Donnell, a sophomore at Sidwell Friends School in DC, who created the attached flyer not only for her Girl Scout Gold Award – but specifically for Green Neighbors DC as well. We appreciate her work very much in letting us know about the endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are going into our Potomac River.

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) affect the endocrine system, which manages our body’s growth and development, potentially causing “cancer, diabetes, infertility, autoimmune diseases, asthma,” and more. Unfortunately these chemicals come in products we buy, and find their way into the Potomac.

Image created by Olivia O’Donnell

There’s quite a list of EDC’s already found in the Potomac River that Olivia has compiled from original research articles, as well as information from DC Water and the EPA, so please check out the flyer and see how you can avoid releasing more EDCs into the river. Help us keep the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers clean for fish – and eventually for swimming!

Kudos to Olivia. Thank you for providing this as a flyer for us; we greatly appreciate it.

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