It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Ten percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology.'We found that exposure to chemicals leaching from plastic pollution interfered with the growth, photosynthesis and oxygen production of Prochlorococcus, the ocean's most abundant photosynthetic bacteria,' says lead author and Macquarie University researcher Dr. Sasha Tetu.

It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Phys.org

It’s not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe, Tue 14 May 19 from Science Blog

It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe, Tue 14 May 19 from Eurekalert

Plastic chemicals could harm the ocean bacteria that produce 10 percent of our oxygen

Environment Leachates are toxic to the most numerous photosynthesizing organisms in the world. The dangers plastic bags, bottles and other products pose to marine life are ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Popular Science

$2.5 trillion breathing problem? Ocean plastic endangers bacteria that create oxygen necessary for life

It's already been cast as an economic villain, to the tune of $2.5 trillion, disrupting "almost all marine ecosystem services" and suffocating every industry it touches. Now, plastic pollution ...

Wed 15 May 19 from FOXNews

Plastic pollution may harm marine bacteria that produces 5% of the world’s oxygen

One of the world's most fascinating tiny creature may be threatened by chemicals from marine plastic debris.

Tue 14 May 19 from ZME Science

Plastic pollution in the oceans is harming bacteria that create oxygen we breathe

Experts from Macquarie University in Australia took fragments of a thin plastic carrier bag and PVC matting, which were left in artificial seawater for five days.

Tue 14 May 19 from Daily Mail

Now Ocean Plastics Could Be Killing Oxygen-Making Bacteria

The toxins that plastics leach into seawater severely affect the bacteria that provides perhaps 20 percent of Earth's oxygen. That's when things get complicated...

Fri 17 May 19 from Wired Science Blogs

Plastic Pollution Effects Bacteria That Aids in Oxygen Production

ArticleResearchers revealed that plastic pollution chemicals leaked from gray plastic grocery bags and PVC matting impaired bacteria that helps produce oxygen.Staff Author: Amanda HollenbeckTopics: Geoscience

Fri 17 May 19 from Laboratory Equipment

Plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help produce the oxygen we breathe

Ten percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to ...

Tue 14 May 19 from ScienceDaily

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