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Plasticized animal species - Ingestion

Apart from the physical risk from plastic, there is also concern that marine organisms are at risk from the ingestion of hazardous chemicals that are in the plastic or adsorbed on its surface. The ability of plastic particles in the ocean to attract organic chemicals that don’t dissolve, which include many well-known toxic substances, has led to a growing number of studies looking at plastics as a source of toxic chemicals in marine organisms.

Year: 2016

From collection: Marine Litter Vital Graphics

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal and Maphoto/Riccardo Pravettoni

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