Quantcast
Home » Topics » lubricating oil

Synthetic substance added to oil may be responsible for seabird deaths

Pollution expert says polyisobutene is the sticky substance found on hundreds of seabirds after examining washed-up guillemot A sticky substance that has killed hundreds of seabirds could be a polymer often used to improve the performance of lubricating oil, it has emerged. Professor Steve Rowland, an expert in pollution from Plymouth University,…

Google+