Gwynne Lyons Toxics Science and Policy Advisor WWF UK. Congenital Defects The wildlife/human connection AREHNA seminar - Kos, June 2005. Overview of Talk. Two examples of wildlife warnings. Congenital defects in 4 classes of vertebrate animals: fish; amphibians; reptiles; mammals.
The wildlife/human connection
AREHNA seminar - Kos, June 2005
Babies in 1990 Dutch cohort – thyroid hormone levels correlate with pollutants
The higher dioxin, furan and PCB in milk, the lower maternal total T3 and T4 . Infants have higher plasma-levels of TSH
Alligators in polluted Florida lakes – reduced thyroxine levels.
Florida panther thyroid dysfunction
Polar bears – thyroid hormone levels altered - PCBsOther species showing altered thyroid function
Aliluik peninsula on Kodiak Island