Poisonous substances in the environment

Poisonous substances are flowing through the air and oceans to end up in animals in the Arctic. They are stored in in the fat of small sea-animals, are broken down very slowly and accumulate upwards in the chain of nutrition.

Best known substances are DDT, PCB, fluorides, heavy metal compounds based on mercury etc.

A new  substance – Siloksan –  is being found is used in cosmetics, cleaning fluids, skin preparations.

Siloksan can cause brain damage, cancer, reduce reproduction, immunesystem damage.

Disturbingly high values are found in large polar animals at the top of the nutrinional ladder.

12000 persons in Northern Norway will be mapped for these substances.

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