Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in a series of posts looking into some of the the chemical pollutants that have contaminated Puget Sound’s fish and wildlife and pose one of the greatest threats to their survival. This is the second of two posts examining the effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals (including BPA) on the Sound. The first post can be found here Continue reading 

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a series of posts delving into some of the the chemical pollutants that have contaminated Puget Sound’s fish and wildlife and pose one of the greatest threats to their survival. This is part two of a two-part series that examines phthalate chemicals found in everything from vinyl shower curtains to shampoo.

This post was written by Dr. Fran Solomon, an environmental biologist who teaches courses and gives seminars for university students, environmental and health care professionals, and the general public about toxic chemicals and how they affect human health and the aquatic environment. Continue reading 

Editors Note: This is the second post in our three-part blog series on toxic flame retardants in Puget Sound. Part one chronicled the impacts of toxic flame retardants on Puget Sound’s wildlife, especially its killer whales. Now we look at how the Sound’s topography makes its wildlife even more vulnerable to toxic chemicals, including toxic flame retardants. Continue reading