Plastic Plankton Pollution?

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  1. Keelboater

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    You can say it fast three times easily enough, but it sure makes you wonder how the rest of the food chain will be impacted by this latest nightmare..........Perhaps it's time to go naked! :D
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    Sad really.

    And people complain about bags and straws.
     
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    we are f/.ked
     
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    I really don't get those two concepts.
     
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    I just meant people get all worked up when towns ban plastic bags or require paper straws.

    One time use plastic is silly, really wish we could reduce it as a whole. I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
     
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    I hear ya Bryan.
     
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    So........ who's gonna be the first one to eat their fleece jacket in order to acquire the taste - and become the bonified expert on detecting good shrimp from polluted shrimp? :eek:
     
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    As a diver I rarely find trash in the ocean. Most of the stuff is metal. Plastics wash ashore
     
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    Actually it breaks down to smaller than the eye can detect and winds up in the food chain eventually.
     
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    Has the CDC or FDA made statements on this I should read?
     
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    Wasn't it just a few months ago on the news they were talking about plastic particles in water bottles? The tiny particles were coming from the manufacturing process of the bottle and cap. We are ingesting this stuff too.
     
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    The FDA? Don't you think they would be the very last ones to comment on personal plastic consumption?;)
     
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    The micro beads in toothpaste, shampoo and soap is also finding its way in. That’s stuff should be avoided/banned but it’s all about the almighty dollar at this point.
     
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    I don't know man, I gotta brush my teeth and I not giving up that minty fresh taste.
     
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    Just don’t get the plastic stuff.
     
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    What would that be?
     
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    Ok I give up, I have been exposed all my life. I can't win.
     
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    At least we know you have cored hull that won’t rot away like natural fibers.
     
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