POLLUTING PLASTIC PARTICLES

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(Do grupo lixocombr)

http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/pressroom/newsreleases/CNBP_032565
>
> NEW ORLEANS, April 8, 2013 — Floating plastic debris — which helps
> populate the infamous “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the Pacific Ocean
> — has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh
> water in the world. Scientists reported on the latest findings from the
> Great Lakes here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the
> American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.
>
> “The massive production of plastic and inadequate disposal has made
> plastic debris an important and constant pollutant on beaches and in
> oceans around the world, and the Great Lakes are not an exception,” said
> Lorena M. Rios Mendoza, Ph.D., who spoke on the topic at the meeting. It
> continues here through Thursday, with 12,000 presentations on new
> advances in science and other topics.
>
> Fish and birds could be harmed from accidently eating the plastic
> particles, or absorbing substances that leach out into the water, Rios
> said. Her team knows from analyses of fish stomachs that fish are
> consuming the plastic particles. Fish also could pass such substances to
> consumers, but Rios said research on that topic os just beginnig.

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