12 Sep '18, 2am

Dolphins Contaminated With Dangerous Chemicals Found in Plastic and Other Household Products #care2

Dolphins Contaminated With Dangerous Chemicals Found in Plastic and Other Household Products #care2

Researchers have made an unsettling discovery about a resident population of dolphins living off the southwest coast of Florida who are being affected by pollution . According to a study just published in the journal GeoHealth , dolphins living in Sarasota Bay are being exposed to chemical compounds otherwise known as phthalates , which are found in a lot of regular household items , ranging from cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products to plastic and pesticides. For the study, researchers from the College of Charleston, Chicago Zoological Society, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collected urine samples from 17 dolphins in Sarasota Bay between 2016 and 2017, and found at least one form of phthalate in 71 percent of the dolphins they tested. While it’s been known that ma...

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