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Consuming Contaminants? (18 Jan 2019)

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Plastic waste is a global problem. The United Nations Environment Programme predicts in the year of 2050, the amount of plastic waste in ocean will swell to a staggering volume of over 10 billion tonnes and surpass the total weight of sea fishes. Researches from international and local scholars already prove that microplastic beads, degraded from plastic waste in ocean, are found in sea water and some seafood, including fishes and shellfishes. Scientists are now focus on how those beads affect us when they enter the human bodies via food chain. As the initiators of all kinds of pollution on earth, will we, the homo sapiens, have a taste of our own medicine?

Program: 
Hong Kong Connection
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019
Station: 
RTHK
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