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Old 08-25-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears

Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears
“Once they get to the Arctic, they're hard to get rid of”
Jand George
August 06, 2010 - 4:37 pm

NunatsiaqOnline 2010-08-06: NEWS: Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears
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Polar bears looking for food on the sea ice in Baffin Bay north of Clyde River may find seals to eat, but the seals will likely be loaded with the industrial poisons and pesticides still found in the Arctic air and water.

Living at the top of the food chain holds unseen dangers for polar bears, because they absorb toxic substances, like pesticides and flame retardants, through their diet of seals.

These man-made pollutants originate far to the south, where they’re used in agriculture and industry, even though they can lead to diseases like cancer and birth defects in humans and wildlife...
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