Marine Expert Says Ocean Litter Is Being Ingested By Humans

We’re Sitting on a Time Bomb

The plastic peril inflicting our oceans is now so severe humans are ingesting particles of litter, a leading marine expert has warned.

The vast quantities of plastics which litter the UK’s oceans are not only a real danger to sea life but could also threaten humans too, Paul Rose, the vice president of the Royal Geographical Society, has said.

Rose, who presented BBC Two’s recent landmark series Oceans and is one of the UK’s most experienced deep sea divers and marine experts, has said that 70% of marine litter is plastic and that the vast majority of this waste comes from the land.

“We are in the midst of a mad out of control plastic consumption experiment,” he told HuffPost UK Monday.

“The big question is just how far up the food chain this plastic waste will actually go,” he said.

See on www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

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