Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 20, 2015

Michigan Bald Eagles Full Of Flame Retardants

Environmental Health News reports

Michigan’s bald eagles are among the most contaminated birds on the planet when it comes to phased-out flame retardant chemicals in their livers, according to new research.

It is unclear what, if anything, the flame retardants contaminating Michigan’s bald eagles might mean for their health.

The study, published last month in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, found that the top predators in the Great Lakes are highly exposed to banned flame retardants, still widespread in the environment.

Michigan’s population of bald eagles is stable, but the compounds have been linked in other birds to impaired reproduction, weird behavior and development, and hormone disruption.

Read full story at Michigan’s bald eagles full of flame retardants. — Environmental Health News.


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