SF Wildlife Benefit From Improved Health Of SF Bay

Natural History Wanderings

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the success of a forced an industry phaseout of common but toxic flame retardants known as PBDEs. There has been a steep decline the chemicals that posed a risk to the bay’s wildlife.

IN 2003 the chemicals levels in San Francisco bay were at higher pollution levels than anywhere else in the world. However a threat that could have damaged bay birds, shellfish and fish for years to come was averted due to the state mandated regulations which required the phasing out of the toxic chemicals.

Read story at   Chemicals’ phaseout a ‘success story’ for S.F. Bay wildlife – SFGate.

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