Human Pathogens Are Hitching a Ride on Floating Plastic

“Human Pathogens Are Hitching a Ride on Floating Plastic”

It’s not just bacteria that are hitching a ride on plastics. Biofilms on marine plastics can also harbor parasites, viruses, and toxic algae. With marine plastic pollution so ubiquitous—it’s been found everywhere from the bottom of the Mariana Trench to Arctic beaches—scientists are concerned that plastics are transporting these human pathogens around the oceans. […]

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