Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/02

The Sea Dragon vs. the Garbage Patch: All Female Crew Takes on Ocean Plastic

“When sailor and environmentalist Emily Penn tested her own body for some of the toxic chemicals that are found when plastics break down in the oceans, she got a surprise.
“I then found them inside me as well,” she told BBC News, according to a story published Tuesday.
The chemicals, which mimic the sex hormone oestradiol, can impact fertility in animals and humans that ingest the tiny pieces of plastic that contain them. Plastics also absorb toxins from the ocean that make their way up the marine food web and into human stomachs as they accumulate in the tissue of predators.
“During pregnancy, it’s critical that you don’t have these hormone disruptors inside you; we can pass them on to our children through childbirth and breastfeeding,” Penn said.”

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Fonte: EcoWatch, 27 de junho de 2018

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