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Hormonal wells found in state’s karst region; dairy farms possible source

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The endocrine system is one of the body’s main systems for communicating, controlling and coordinating the body’s work. It works with the nervous system, reproductive system, kidneys, gut, liver, pancreas and fat to help maintain and control the following:

  • body energy levels
  • reproduction
  • growth and development
  • internal balance of body systems, called homeostasis
  • responses to surroundings, stress and injury

Source: The Hormone Network, the public information arm of the Endocrine Society

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Kate Golden, multimedia director and reporter, specializes in environmental stories and data visualizations.