“Plastic ocean”: What about cancer?

(…) Regarding (b): Factually, plastic residues have “half-lives” of centuries, can bioaccumulate (Seltenrich, 2015) in marine food webs and reach humans. As a consequence, if biologically relevant, we could become – or may already be – challenged by doses that represent critical burdens for public health. (…)

Thomas C. Erren, J. Valérie Groß, Frank Steffany, V. Benno Meyer-Rochow, Letter to the editor, Environmental Pollution, Volume 207, December 2015, Pages 436–437

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