The Chemical Trap
In the natural paradise of the alpine region researchers are faced with a puzzle. In Lake Thun fishermen observe mysterious deformities on the sexual parts of the fish caught. Suspect: Chemicals, who arrived in small quantities in the environment, but they act like hormones. What danger threatens the people? Endocrine chemicals determine our everyday lives: They are found in plastics, cosmetics, drugs and pesticides.
Scientists make world alarming observations: fish are feminizing, tadpoles do not develop into their final stage of a frog and polar bears suddenly bring more hermaphrodites into the world.
The film shows effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Is the ten-month-old Lilly a victim of these substances? It is neither a boy nor girl. And Oliver J.? In his ejaculate, there are no sperm.
Is this a coincidence or ugly symptoms of a apprehensive development?
We think you should take the time to watch this, it effects us as a whole.