Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Fish Eaters Beware
Two new studies confirm that the levels of toxic pollutants, including PCBs, PBDE flame retardants and DDT, are accumulating at an increasing rate in the bodies of dolphins and whales. Known as persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, they have been linked to cancer, neurological damage, and birth defects in both animals and humans. In particular, these deadly chemicals have been found in large amounts in the blubber of Bottlenose Dolphins. Ironically, since humans eat many of the same species of fish that these dolphins do, these pollutants caused by man are now coming full circle back to kill him. I suppose there is justice in that. So all you fish eaters out there beware; that spare tire that you are carrying around your waist will kill you in more ways than one.