June 30, 2012

Reptile Channel: PFC Toxins Found in Sea Turtles

June 29, 2012

The results of research carried out by scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, South Carolina and four partner organizations have found worrying concentrations of 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five different endangered species of sea turtle.

PFCs have been used in a number of products ranging from fire-fighting foams to stain-resistant coatings, and have become recognized as widespread pollutants over recent years. They will pass up the food chain, and have been found in samples taken from wildlife and people...

Read the full article at Reptilechannel.com 
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