Flourishing Oceans – Plastics and Human Health

Flourishing Oceans – Plastics and Human Health

Flourishing Oceans – Plastics and Human Health 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The Minderoo Foundation – Australia

Human health is critically dependent on ocean health and yet we continue to pollute our oceans by massive dumping of plastic waste.

Our proposed Decade Program will act as a lever to reduce plastic pollution by focusing on the harmful effects of plastic chemicals and micro-/nano-plastics on human health through knowledge brokering, developing novel infrastructure and measurement techniques as well as filling research gaps. However, evidence is not enough. We will therefore collaborate and communicate via a Global Network of clinicians, scientists, legal and regulatory experts, NGOs, governments, and science communicators to drive urgent change in chemical regulation and policy.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Tony Worby (tworby@minderoo.org)

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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