How hooded seals are transferring human-made contaminants to their pups

PENSACOLA, FL, Oct. 24, 2016 – Environmental contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother’s milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. PFASs are a family of human-made chemicals, which have been used in a number of consumer products such as textiles, carpets, […]