Illinois River Otters Being Exposed to Industrial Chemicals Banned Decades Ago

Nature World: Otters living in rivers in Central Illinois are being exposed to high concentrations of chemicals such polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides, despite the compounds being banned decades ago, according to new research published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. Samantha Carpenter, a wildlife technical assistant, and wildlife veterinary epidemiologist Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, both of whom are with the Illinois Natural History Survey, teamed up with Jan Novakofski, an animal......

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