Plastic pollution even affecting the eco system of the lakes

A new study looked at Lake Garda, a large, sub-alpine body of water, the researchers found significant concentrations of plastic in sediment samples. On the north shore they found around 1,000 larger particles per square metre and 450 micro-plastic particles in the same area.The researchers have found similar amounts of plastic particles in the sediment of the lake's ecosystem as they find in marine ecosystems."Chemicals found in plastics can be poisonous, can damage endocrine systems or in some cases cause cancers which can also transport dangerous organic pollutants into clean environments like lakes. Source.


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