"Toxic Chemicals Turn Up in Great Lakes Plastic Pollution"

"Toxic chemicals clinging to plastics could cause health problems for fish and other organisms in the Great Lakes."

"They were discovered in samples from the first-ever Great Lakes plastic survey in Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Superior last summer, Lorena Rios Mendoza, an assistant chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior, announced Monday.

And instead of just sitting in sediments as some scientists previously thought, those pollutants might be traveling with plastics to other parts of the Great Lakes."

Kathiann M. Kowalski reports for the Great Lakes Echo April 9, 2013.

Source: Great Lakes Echo, 04/09/2013