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Shipping pollution regulations ‘could harm food chain’. Use of ‘scrubbers’ to cut air pollution increases pollutants pumped into sea, UN report says

Shipping pollution regulations ‘could harm food chain’. Use of ‘scrubbers’ to cut air pollution increases pollutants pumped into sea, UN report says

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  1. The only responsible use of these ships is as scrap metal.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/17/shipping-pollution-regulations-could-harm-food-chain) reduced by 90%. (I’m a bot)
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    > New shipping pollution regulations introduced earlier this year could harm humans by contaminating fish and crustaceans with toxins, according to an internal report compiled by the International Maritime Organization and obtained by the Guardian.

    > Shipping companies have spent more than $12bn fitting thousands of scrubbers on vessels around the world in order to meet new air pollution standards that were introduced on 1 January 2020.

    > "Ships should not be allowed to use scrubbers if the IMO has no idea what the consequences will be for human health and food chain contamination," she said.

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  3. EIGHT BILLION HUMANS and rising.

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