Newsy Bit: Skewed gender ratios in Arctic native peoples

Living on Earth reports on skewed gender ratios in the Arctic Circle. Why are so few boys being born, and is it related to persistent organic pollutants (mercury, PCBs) that accumulate in the marine mammals that these people eat?

Only girls are being born in a village in Greenland. Host Steve Curwood turns to Lars Otto Reiersen, of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, to find out what may be behind a growing gender imbalance in babies born around the Arctic Circle.

Previously on TOG


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