Threats to human health by great ocean garbage patches

Citation:

Efferth T, Paul NW. Threats to human health by great ocean garbage patches . The Lancet Planetary Health [Internet]. 2017;1 (8).

Abstract:

The medical relevance of environmental topics can be blurred by politicised debates and the global scale of the environmental impact of human life. However, a seemingly remote serious health threat is currently floating in our oceans and needs to trigger the attention of the medical community, as its clinical manifestation is only a matter of time.
 
 

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