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ocean plastics

How harmful are they, and how do we know?

Plastics are one of the most common substances in everyday life, found in everything from toothbrushes to cell towers. Now they have spread throughout the ocean, with surprising–and costly–consequences for us and for our ocean planet.


Season 5, Episode 3
Originally aired April 12, 2023
Speakers & Host:
Sarah Dunlop
Sarah Dunlop

Head, Plastics & Human Health, Minderoo Foundation

Kara Lavender Law

Oceanographer, Sea Education Association

John J. Stegemen
John Stegeman

Ocean toxicologist, WHOI

Veronique LaCapra
Veronique Lacapra

Host and Director of Special Projects, WHOI

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