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Household Products Could Harm Tree Swallows

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USGS scientists and partners have found that tree swallow eggs exposed to elevated levels of products known as perfluoroalkyl substances are associated with a decreased chance of hatching. PFASs are common environmental contaminants that have been used in products such as water and stain repellents, nonstick cookware, surfactants, polymers and wetting agents.


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