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One-Third of Fish Caught in Channel Have Plastic Contamination, Study Shows


Science & Tech  (tags: environment, One-third of fish caught in Channel have, study shows )

Agnes
- 600 days ago - guardian.co.uk
One-third of fish caught off the south-west coast of England have traces of plastic contamination from sources including sanitary products and carrier bags, scientists have found.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:27 pm
This is just another sad commentary to what we are doing to our water, AND to the fish we eat.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:40 pm
It's not just in the English channel. These plastic contaminants are widespread in fish species and sea birds. There are several giant marine trash islands of debris from garbage produced by people. No one seems to care enough to clean it up. It should be an international endeavour. Plastic is turning out to be one of the worst things humans have invented.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:53 pm
noted
 

naomi cohen (44)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
even if we don't eat fish, it is a horrible thought that they are ingesting poison. thank you, agnes.
 

Vicki P. (124)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:15 pm
Noted with thanks Agnes...
 

Michela m. (3926)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:33 am
Sadly noted!!
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:46 am
a serious issue, noted
 

Michela m. (3926)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:48 am


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Debbie Williamson (267)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:48 am
noted, thank you
 

Maria Guimaraes (37)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:11 pm
Regrettable. I note with sadness and sign..
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:15 pm
noted
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 10:55 am
Noted and Thnx Agnes :-0
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:54 am
Beyond words, but not surprising, unfortunately!! Thanks Agnes
 
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