Chemical Contamination Threatens to Turn San Francisco Bay into a Toxic Soup

February 12, 2014 by  
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San Francisco is world-famous for its clam chowder, but a new report from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Board threatens to make the city notorious for another, less appetizing kind of soup. In their annual assessment, “ Pulse of the Bay ,” researchers found significant levels of pesticides, herbicides, flame retardants, and a host of other nasty chemicals in the water. While none of the toxins were marked with the highest designation of concern, several were assigned the level directly below and show no signs of decreasing. Read the rest of Chemical Contamination Threatens to Turn San Francisco Bay into a Toxic Soup Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alkylphenols , chemical regulation , clam chowder , insecticide contamination , mercury , pbde flame retardants , perfluoro-octane sulfate , pesticide cotamination , polybrominated diphenyl ether , pulse of the bay , pyrethroids , San Francisco , san francisco bay , san francisco bay regional water quality board , toxic chemicals , toxic soup , united states        

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