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Pesticides found to accumulate in fat tissue

Pesticides accumulate in bodies with high fat content. This conclusion has been reported by scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University, who have been studying seabirds and marine mammals of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea for several years.  In a scientific article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, the authors, led by Vasiliy Tsygankov, head of Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, presented the results of a study of organochlorine pesticide build-up in the bodies of seabirds and marine mammals living in the north-western part of the Pacific Ocean.  Read more...


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