Add to Calendar   08/14/2018 12:00 PM 08/14/2018 01:30 PM America/New_York 2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution

 

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes are experiencing dangerous levels of pollution from the smallest of particles.

 

According to a 2016 study from the Rochester Institute of Technology, approximately 22 million pounds of plastic flows into the Great Lakes each year with the highest concentrations reported in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. Much of this pollution is comprised of microplastics, small particles that are added to toothpaste, body wash, and other personal care items - and, at one time, Lake Erie had more microplastic pollution than any other body of water on Earth.

 

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The City Club Cleveland 08/14/2018 12:00 PM

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution

 

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes are experiencing dangerous levels of pollution from the smallest of particles.

 

According to a 2016 study from the Rochester Institute of Technology, approximately 22 million pounds of plastic flows into the Great Lakes each year with the highest concentrations reported in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. Much of this pollution is comprised of microplastics, small particles that are added to toothpaste, body wash, and other personal care items - and, at one time, Lake Erie had more microplastic pollution than any other body of water on Earth.

 

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WHEN
August 14, 2018 at 12pm - 1:30pm
WHERE
The City Club
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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