Day: January 14, 2013

Fetal exposure to tributyltin linked to obesity in offspring and subsequent generations

Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin (TBT) – which was used in marine antifouling paints and is used as an antifungal agent in some paints, certain plastics and a variety of consumer products – can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a UC Irvine study has found.

Veteran civil rights leader Elaine Brown to speak at MLK symposium

Talk is part of a weeklong schedule of speakers and volunteer opportunities