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Pollution causing more deaths than Covid-19, ‘immediate action needed’

Pollution by states and companies is contributing to more deaths globally than Covid-19, according to a UN environmental report published on Tuesday, calling for “immediate and ambitious action” to ban some toxic chemicals.The report said pollution from pesticides, plastics and electronic waste is causing widespread human rights violations as well …

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Masks could pollute more than 54,000 Olympic pools worth of seawater: researchers

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 …

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