Traces of high levels of the pollutants were found in scavenging shrimp-like amphipods living more than 10km (6 miles) below the surface in two trenches 7,000km (4,300 miles) apart.
Residue of polychlorinated biphenyls, better known as PCB’s was found in the creatures’ bodies at the bottom of the deepest oceans.”
This means that these chemicals are finding their way into the food chain. Using single use plastic bags from the supermarket, plastic bottles for water and soft drinks are adding to the problem as well as irresponsible dumping of all things plastic in our oceans.
My best recommendation is to watch this excellent video Special Report – A Plastic Tide – and then encourage others to do so and join in the effort to make significant changes to the dumping of plastic and chemicals into our oceans.