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Coronavirus: Hong Kong researchers discover masks could pollute over 54,000 Olympic pools worth of seawater

Discarded surgical masks which fall into the sea could be releasing microplastics as they degrade, polluting an amount of water equal to 54,800 Olympic-sized swimming pools.Dr He Yuhe at City University’s State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution made the discovery after spotting discarded masks at local beaches, which have seen an influx of local visitors looking for weekend haunts amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing, and naturally if people are wearing…

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