New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher

Wildlife NewsIts really nice to see that some of the things that we intended to do are actually working'

By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News Posted: Oct 01, 2016 5:30 AM CT| Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016 11:29 AM CT

'These new contaminants don't build up to the same degree,' says Carleton University's Adam Morris, 'the mammals seem to be able to break them down and get rid of them.' (submitted by Adam Morris)

An academic at Carleton University says his preliminary research in the Arctic shows some newer chemicals used in many everyday items like pesticides and clothing may be better for the environment and safer for wildlife than the original persistent organic pollutants they replaced.

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