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August 27, 2004

A Whale of a Problem

Perhaps this is a bad news/good news story: the Northwest's orcas are contaminated with high levels of a toxic flame retardant chemical that is known to cause mental impairments and thyroid problems in laboratory animals, and that is similar to compounds that are known to weaken mammalian immune systems.

But at least the whales won't catch on fire.

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