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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Study from EWG Finds High Levels of Chemicals in Dogs and Cats

A new study by the Environmental Working Group has found high levels of industrial pollutants in dogs and cats. From the report:

Dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people, according to our study of plastics and food packaging chemicals, heavy metals, fire retardants, and stain-proofing chemicals in pooled samples of blood and urine from 20 dogs and 37 cats collected at a Virginia veterinary clinic.

Of course this of concern not just for pets. That means we are all exposed to this kind of stuff. It's a long article, but definitely worth checking out.

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