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May 11, 2022

Car Tires and Salmon; State of the Science and First Nation Perspectives

In 2020, a team led by researchers at the University of Washington and Washington State University discovered a chemical in tires called 6PPD that kills Coho salmon in urban streams before they can spawn.

On April 21, Salmon-Safe and Salmon-Safe BC presented an online session with WSU’s Dr. Jenifer McIntyre updating the science on car tires & salmon as well as First Nation and Tribal leaders highlighting work to protect water quality and salmon from toxic roadway runoff across the Salish Sea. Check out the insightful presentation below!