There’s no new information here, but this article is worth reading for the reminder: Puget Sound’s marine mammals, including orcas, are awash in toxics. Of particular concern are fire-proofing chemicals known as PBDEs. Levels of the compounds have grown exponentially since the 1980s, and recent science suggests that they can harm mammals’ brain development much as do their chemical cousins, PCBs.
Puget sound's whales are awash in toxics.
This article was written 17+ years ago
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