Science Today - University of Maine
|Mt. Jarvis, Alaska. Photo by R. McGimsey, U.S. Geological Survey|
Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides -- including DDT -- in the meltwater. Story here.
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