Heavy metals and dangerous chemicals 'still poisoning Europe's seas'

European Environment Agency calls for greater controls on use of chemicals in new report

Heavy metals and a cocktail of dangerous chemicals continue to poison Europe’s seas, with more than three quarters of areas assessed showing contamination, according to a new report.

The sea worst affected was the Baltic, according to the European Environment Agency, where 96% of the assessed areas showed problematic levels of some harmful substances, with 91% of the Black Sea showing similar problems and 87% in the Mediterranean, though levels in the North-East Atlantic were lower with 75% of assessed areas found with levels of chemicals or metals above safe levels.

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Source: The Guardian
Heavy metals and dangerous chemicals 'still poisoning Europe's seas'