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Scientists have found ANOTHER major problem with the plastic pollution in the oceans: It harbors bacteria that can be transferred up the food chain

Experts predict that there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish within the next century — a serious problem, considering there’s still a lot to be explored in their depths. The adverse effects of plastic pollution have been the subject of many studies, but according to marine scientists from the National University of Singapore, their impact reaches even higher up the food chain. In their study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, they revealed that the microplastics that pollute the ocean harbor microbial communities, including potentially pathogenic ones.  Read more....

 

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