Reproductive performance in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) may be affected by organohalogen contaminants as shown by physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling.

@article{Sonne2009ReproductivePI,
  title={Reproductive performance in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) may be affected by organohalogen contaminants as shown by physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling.},
  author={Christian Sonne and Kim Gustavson and Frank Fars\o Rig{\'e}t and Rune Dietz and Morten Birkved and Robert J Letcher and Rossana Bossi and Katrin Vorkamp and Erik Wolder Born and Gitte Petersen},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 11},
  pages={1558-68}
}
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) feed mainly on ringed seal (Phoca hispida) and consume large quantities of blubber and consequently have one of the highest tissue concentrations of organohalogen contaminants (OHCs) worldwide. In East Greenland, studies of OHC time trends and organ system health effects, including reproductive, were conducted during 1990-2006. However, it has been difficult to determine the nature of the effects induced by OHC exposures on wild caught polar bears using body burden… CONTINUE READING
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