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High levels of environmental toxins in Glaucous gulls

First results of fieldwork for a master thesis by Anja Johansen Haugerud show that glaucous gulls in Spitsbergen are still suffering from environmental toxins. Samples taken in Kongsfjord in 2010 and 2011 were found to have high levels of substances such as PFC, PCB, PFAS which are used for example in impregnation for outdoor clothing, fire extinguishing foams and surface finishing of frying pans and cooking pots and assumed to have negative effects on, amongst others, the hormone system.

Glaucous gull in Spitsbergen

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