CityU study reveals poorly discarded surgical masks threaten marine ecosystem

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The inappropriate disposal of surgical masks could cause serious microplastic pollution, equivalent to seriously polluting more than 54,800 Olympic swimming pools of seawater annually, researchers from CityU have discovered.
Period24 Dec 2021

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TitleCoronavirus: Hong Kong researchers discover masks could pollute over 54,000 Olympic pools worth of seawater
Persons
Media name/outletSouth China Morning Post
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date25/12/21
Linkhttps://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3161020/coronavirus-hong-kong-researchers-discover-masks
TitleHong Kong researchers say COVID masks could pollute over 54,000 Olympic pools worth of oceans
Persons
Media name/outletThe Korea Times
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date25/12/21
Linkhttps://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/world/2021/12/672_321143.html
TitleCityU study reveals poorly discarded surgical masks threaten marine ecosystem
Persons
Media name/outletCity University of Hong Kong - NewsCentre
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorMirror Fung
Date24/12/21
Linkhttps://www.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2021/12/24/cityu-study-reveals-poorly-discarded-surgical-masks-threaten-marine-ecosystem
Title城大研究發現:棄置外科口罩危害海洋生態
Persons
Media name/outlet台灣好報
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date24/12/21
Linkhttps://www.newstaiwandigi.com/newspage.php?nnid=322518
Title研究指不當棄置口罩致污染海水量可逾五萬四千多個泳池
Persons
Media name/outletRadio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date24/12/21
Linkhttps://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1625855-20211224.htm?spTabChangeable=0