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Triple Toxic Whammy Threatens Food Web, Ocean Study Shows

Triple Toxic Whammy Threatens Food Web, Ocean Study Shows

By Sarah (Steve) Mosko
Special to the Surf City Voice

While plastic refuse on land is a familiar eyesore as litter and a burden on our landfills, in the marine environment it can be lethal to sea creatures by way of ingestion or entanglement. Now, an important new study1 adds to a growing body of evidence that ocean plastic debris is also a threat to humans because plastics are vehicles for introducing toxic chemicals of three sources into the ocean food web.

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