Pathogens hitchhiking on plastics ‘could carry cholera from India to US’
You might want to rethink taking toddlers to an ocean beach.
... ubiquitous, persistent and tiny plastic beads, or “nurdles”, found on beaches and in rivers and seas around the world, act as rafts for harmful bacteria, transporting them from sewage outfalls and agricultural runoff to bathing waters and shellfish beds.
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