State of the Science White Paper

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This White Paper is a summary of literature on the chemical toxicity of plastics pollution to aquatic life and aquatic-dependent wildlife.

The purpose of this report is to synthesize the state of the science on the potential chemical toxicity of ingested plastic and associated chemicals on aquatic organisms and aquatic-dependent wildlife. The focus of this document is primarily on marine systems, with data provided on the Great Lakes and other freshwater systems, where available.

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