Cancer in Sea Lions Linked to Toxic Chemicals: Are Humans at Risk Too?

The Marine Mammal Center has discovered what is causing a pervasive and aggressive form of cancer in sea lions…Scientists connected the fatal cancer with leaking barrels filled with chemicals that were dumped off the coast of Los Angeles, California in the 1960’s. This discovery means that humans are also at risk.

Dogs, You and Toxic Chemicals

Some common chemicals in our everyday personal care products, home care products, furniture, flooring and food are not only toxic to humans, but they are also toxic to dogs.  Pesticides, flame retardants, and phthalates, for instance, are not only linked to human diseases, but also present biological and clinical threats to dogs.   Now scientists have discovered that monitoring environmental exposures to toxic chemicals in dogs could be an early warning system for human health.