plastic reach arctic




eggs laid by sea birds in a remote area in the high arctic contains chemicals that are added to plastic. it is believed these seabirds receive these chemicals from plastic debris from hunting for fish, squid and shrimp, and then passed to the eggs. more research is needed to find out how these chemical will affect the bird, but these chemicals could disrupt hormones and the endocrine system, and could lead to birth defects; these chemicals have been banned in children toys.

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