UK MARINE SPECIES EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS

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UK MARINE SPECIES EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS- Cocaine and ecstasy are some of the drugs found in marine life

Cocaine and ecstasy are just some of the drugs and pharmaceuticals that have been found in marine life in coastal waters around the UK, according to scientists at the University of Portsmouth and Brunel University London.

The ongoing study involved volunteer citizen scientists, all concerned about the state of the water, collecting hundreds of samples from Chichester and Langstone Harbours that revealed high levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the water and wildlife.

Bailey is a co-founder of the Clean Harbours Partnership, a group of swimmers, sailors and windsurfers who became concerned by a rising number of reports of illness in the area.

They decided to find out exactly what is in the water and the risks posed to human health and the environment, with shocking results.

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