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E-M:/ Great Lakes fishermen less contaminated than a decade ago



PCBs and DDT have declined substantially in Great Lakes anglers and boat captains over the past decade, largely because they switched the fish they eat.
 
Anglers who ate Great Lakes fish have 33 percent fewer PCBs and 43 percent less DDT in their bodies than they did a decade ago, largely because they changed their diet and switched to less contaminated fish, according to a study by Wisconsin researchers.

     The scientists compared blood drawn from people in 1994-1995 with blood from the same people drawn roughly nine years later. Most of the 293 men and women tested were sports fishers and boat captains who consumed large amounts of Great Lakes fish.



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