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Map Details Extent of Plastic Debris in Five Ocean Gyres

Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch Waking Times When a research team set sail on a nine-month, worldwide expedition in 2010 to study the impact of global warming on Earth’s oceans, one of their projects was to locate the accumulations of plastic. They found plenty. They explored the five huge gyres, which collectively contain tens of thousands of

BPA-Free Plastic Bottles Still Toxic to Infants and Toddlers

John Deike, EcoWatch Waking Times Michael Green, an environmental health executive and father of a feisty toddler named Juliette, worked to rid his cabinets of baby bottles and plastic cups containing the additive bisphenol A (BPA), which mimics estrogen and has been linked to serious health problems like cancer, diabetes,miscarriages and obesity. According to recent research, some