"Cancer in Wildlife, Normally Rare, Can Signal Toxic Dangers"

"Wild animals normally are killed by cancer only in rare cases. But scientists are finding that some deadly cancers in animals--including Quebec's belugas, California sea lions and North Sea flounder--seem to be triggered or accelerated by environmental contaminants. The cancers highlight the dangers that industrial activities pose - not just to animals, but to people in the same areas, exposed to the same chemicals. But lack of research and environmental obstacles mean most cancers in wildlife remain undetected."

Crystal Gammon reports for Environmental Health News August 27, 2009.

Thursday, August 27, 2009