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Too much exposure to certain kinds of plastic could pose a health risk, according to new research. A new study by the University of Plymouth in England shows that there could be a "significant and widespread contamination" of everyday items containing black plastic, such as thermos cups, toys, coat hangers, and Christmas decorations.
In an article published by the BBC, sailor Emily Penn said that 'her own medical tests had convinced her of the potential toxic impacts of plastic, especially for women'. When she tested her own body for some of these chemicals that can be found in the ocean and in plastic, she found them inside of her. Many of them are endocrine disruptors.
On December 31, 2017, China announced a ban on the import of most plastic waste from other countries. This measure left nations that relied on China to take their plastic waste drowning in their own trash. Read the full story here.
The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the World, was on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger sites since 2009. Thanks to a series of conservation measure, it has now been removed from the list, proving once again that protecting sensitive marine areas does help them to recover from the damage human development can cause.
At rOcean, we are dedicated to saving and protecting our oceans. That's why we are proud partners of SECORE International, a leading conservation organization for the protection and restoration of coral reefs.
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