References

 

There are estimated to be over 5 trillion plastic pieces afloat at sea (Eriksen, M., et al. 2014).

Around 35,500 tonnes of microplastics are estimated to be floating in our ocean (Eriksen, M., et al. 2014).

Many organisms ingest small plastic particles. This may have consequences higher up the food chain (Cole, 2013; Lusher et al., 2013).

Aquaculture is projected to supply over 60% of fish destined for human consumption by 2030 (World Bank, 2013).

Sewage is the greatest contributor to poor water quality in populated coastal and marine environments (UN WWAP, 2014).

Atlantic salmon accounts for 90% of all economic impact of Scottish aquaculture production (Westbrook, 2017).

Man-made PFAS chemicals have been detected in rivers, oceans, drinking waters, house dust, wildlife and humans [Pan et al., 2011; Björklund et al., 2009; Giesy and Kannan, 2002; Calafat et al. 2007].

New study adds obesity to the list of human health concerns linked to man-made PFAS chemicals, now ubiquitous in our environment [Liu et al., 2018].

Chemicals used in the manufacture of stain-proof clothing finishes have now been detected at toxic doses in Polar Bears [Eggers et al., 2015].

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