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Invisible Threat: Microplastic Contamination Discovered on Bottom of Sydney Harbour

Environment  (tags: pollution, healthconditions, environment, microplastics, ecosystems, destruction, world, protection, humans )

- 1342 days ago -
The bottom of Sydney Harbour has been contaminated by widespread microplastic pollution which could be entering the food chain, scientists say.

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Cheree M (46)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 3:25 am
sadly noted

Howard C (21)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 3:29 am
I suppose that this shouldn't come as a surprise but it does nevertheless. Maybe the lesson that we should learn is to be careful what we do today because we may have to pay for it tomorrow.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:02 am

Marianne R (95)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 5:19 am
Thanks Cal. Sadly noted

Anne F (17)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 9:12 am
Good research - we need to know more and we could tax plasticx manufacturers to pay for the research

pam w (139)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 9:23 am
There's NOTHING we haven't ruined!

Stardust Noel (38)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 12:39 pm
Not at all surprised, we're ruining & destroying everything.

Angelika K (96)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 1:30 pm
Danke Cal

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 3:33 pm
Noted. It is probably everywhere in the ocean. Most sea life is probably contaminated.

Winn A (179)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:28 pm
Sadly noted

. (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 5:14 pm
Sadly noted. Can I say I'm not surprised! Thank you, Cal.

Debra G (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 10:23 pm
At least they're investigating. Didn't realize the fleece fibers were entering the waste stream to the oceans. Not good.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:36 am
There is nowhere safe from pollution these day's man is turning the planet into one huge dump.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday August 22, 2014, 5:25 am
Sadly noted. Thanks.

Renata Rodrigues (100)
Friday August 22, 2014, 6:27 am
Noted. Thanks.

Katherine May Williams (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 9:42 am

Theresa R (79)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:05 pm

Panchali Y (26)
Friday August 22, 2014, 10:33 pm
Thank you

Anna Meng Wang (1)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 4:57 am
Sadly noted. Thank you.

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 11:39 am
Hopefully this contamination has been found in time to stop the contamination from spreading.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday September 9, 2014, 6:56 pm
Noted sadly for the oceans of the world, as if this has been found in Sydney's Harbor it most likely is in a big percentage of the world's oceans. .
Take note of Illinois not allowing the production or sale of plastic microbeads. Thank You Illinois, and hoping lots will follow your lead.
Thank You Cal.

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday July 6, 2015, 10:56 am
Microplastics should be banned in cosmetics and whatever products, there is no way we can clean that up :(
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