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New Ocean Threat from Plastics

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2009 by The Independent/UK
Scientists Uncover New Ocean Threat from Plastics
by Steve Connor

Scientists have identified a new source of chemical pollution released by the huge amounts of plastic rubbish found floating in the oceans of the world. A study has found that as plastics break down in the sea they release potentially toxic substances not found in nature and which could affect the growth and development of marine organisms.

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