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Plastic pollution and flooding

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New research commissioned by Tearfund finds plastic pollution is increasing the risk of more severe and frequent flooding in world’s poorest communities. Research highlights the global nature of plastic-aggravated flooding for the first time, with the health of millions of people at risk. Plastic pollution blocking waterways and drains can lead to severe health impacts like cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases. Its findings are particularly important to the ongoing negotiations about a United Nations (UN) plastics treaty, which aims to tackle plastic pollution and protect human health from its adverse effects.

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