Bone-related effects of contaminants in seals may be associated with vitamin D and thyroid hormones.

@article{Routti2008BonerelatedEO,
  title={Bone-related effects of contaminants in seals may be associated with vitamin D and thyroid hormones.},
  author={Heli Routti and Madeleine Nyman and Bj\orn Munro Jenssen and Christina H B{\"a}ckman and Jaana T B Koistinen and Geir Wing Gabrielsen},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={873-80}
}
The high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and DDT in gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) and ringed seal (Phoca hispida botnica) in the Baltic Sea have been associated with pathological disruptions, including bone lesions and reproductive failures. The underlying environmental and toxicological mechanisms leading to these pathological changes are not yet fully understood. The present study investigated the relationship between the individual contaminant load and bone- and thyroid-related… CONTINUE READING