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More Chemicals in Our Oceans

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Posted in Blog

Chemicals on the brain

Chemicals on the brain

More bad news for our oceans. A new study has found alarming levels of dangerous chemicals such as DDT and PCBs in the brains of marine mammals such as dolphins and seals residing in the Western Atlantic.

“We don’t really know the effect of that level in these animals,” said one of the study’s authors. “The first step was just to see if these chemicals were present in the brain. And they are. So how do you monitor that? And that’s something we’re trying to develop methods to see if these chemicals do have neurotoxilogical effects.”

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