They found out by examining the systems of a dozen legally hunted bears that the pollutants in the bodies of those who ate spawning salmon were “profoundly” different than those who ate mostly berries, nuts and insects. The salmon-eating bears showed up with “90 percent of the PCBs researchers found, 70 percent of the pesticides and 85 percent of the less-brominated flame retardants.”
The concepts of responsible coporate practices and ethics in business take on new and deeper meanings when we realize how much smaller the planet grows every day–evidence indicates most of the pollution in these salmon came from Asia. Read more about PCBs here.
And I don’t think I need to give a reference to prove how much we don’t want pesticides and flame retardants in our bears, our salmon, or our fellow human beings.