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Pollutant level rising in Great Lakes gull eggs

By Gary Wisby

Herring gull eggs collected from nests along the Great Lakes are contaminated with a pollutant that could be as bad as PCBs.

Moreover, levels of BDEs – brominated diphenyl ethers – are rising, and are highest in eggs collected near Chicago and other big cities.

Environment Canada, a government department, has been sampling the eggs every spring since 1974 at 15 sites on the Great Lakes.

Read the original article at: Chicago Sun-Times

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