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Posted Wed Mar 21 2012: from Great Lakes Echo:
Chemicals on their way out of U.S. consumer products are increasingly present in Great Lakes birds
Chemicals used for more than 60 years in paper, carpet, furniture, clothing, cardboard and Teflon are showing up in the eggs of Great Lakes birds, according to a recent study. The 20 year study, published in November by Canadian Great Lakes researchers, is the first ever of the presence of poly- and perfluorinated compounds in Great Lakes wildlife. The man-made contaminants known collectively as PFCs continue to rise in Great Lakes herring gulls.
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