waves of disaster by Roberta Staley

Waves of Disaster - Georgia Straight

American researcher Charles Moore uncovers evidence that the world’s oceans are so polluted with plastic and chemicals that the very foundation of the food chain is being adversely affected. The repercussions for mankind and marine animals are potentially devastating.

Excerpt: “Some of the chemicals used to make plastic cause an array of problems in laboratory animals, including metabolic upset, obesity, lowered sperm count, prostate tumours, accelerated sexual maturity, breast tumours, and miscarriages, vom Saal says. These findings can be extrapolated to all species, he says, because cellular mechanisms are virtually identical in “mouse, fish, rat or human. The mechanisms developed over hundreds of millions of years of evolution and are extremely similar across all vertebrates. If they can be harmed, so can we.”

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