Did you know that the animals and people of the Arctic carry more mercury and PCBs in their bodies than any other living beings on earth? Investigative report Silent Snow by Marla Cone.
This video, by the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas, was recently posted by the Pesticide Action Network. Three types of environmental contaminants, that have been linked to falling IQs and that have been found in the bodies of the U.S. population, are discussed.
One of the three is a group of commonly used pesticides known as organophosphates (OP), the second group includes flame retardants PBDEs, and the last toxin is lead, a known nerve poison. These chemicals wreak havoc in human bodies–even in minute amounts, and the combined effects of these poisons impact developing brains.
More Bad News: not only are we poisoning ourselves and our children, but "tons of dangerous chemicals and pesticides from the United States, Europe, and Asia are carried to the Arctic by northbound winds and waves. As a result, Inuit women who eat seal and whale meat have far higher concentrations of PCBs and mercury in their breast milk than women who live in the most industrialized areas of the world."
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