PCB pollution threatens to wipe out killer whales

Photo source: ©© Giuseppe Milo


More than 40 years after the first initiatives were taken to ban the use of PCBs, the chemical pollutants remain a deadly threat to animals at the top of the food chain.

A new study shows that the current concentrations of PCBs can lead to the disappearance of half of the world’s populations of killer whales from the most heavily contaminated areas within a period of just 30-50 years…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (09-27-2018)

PCB chemical threat to Europe’s killer whales and dolphins; BBC News (01-14-2016)