Group says EPA failed to protect polar bears from chemical exposure

07/10/2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

The Center for Biological Diversity has accused the Environmental Protection Agency of failing to protect Arctic polar bears from harmful chemical exposure. In an intent-to-sue letter, the environmental group says home and farm pesticides registered by the EPA are drifting to the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Polar bears, which scientists say have some of the highest concentrations of chemicals found in Arctic mammals, are already showing signs of endocrine and reproductive problems, the letter said.

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