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Grand Portage and U of M Researchers find contaminants of emerging concern impact fish health in Minnesota waters

Sep 23, 2023 04:51AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: A University of Minnesota and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa team of researchers led by former doctoral student, Dr. Jessica Deere (far left), process fish samples for contaminant screening. Credit: University of Minnesota

By Rachel Cain, U of M - - September 23, 2023

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discovered fish from 18 out of 19 testing sites in northern Minnesota contained contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) such as pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products.

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