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"Great danger" / Experts sound the alarm about masks
Written by SOT.COM.AL 28 Tetor 2020
Experts have sounded the alarm about the masks and the severe effects they give after being thrown outdoors, as they cause colossal damage. This is because these sanitary fittings take up to 450 years to decompose.
The assessment comes from the Marine Environment Department of the Federal Public Health Service in Belgium, which launched an awareness campaign to encourage citizens to throw the mask in a trash can, or use a new usable mask.
Authorities have warned that during the coronavirus pandemic crisis, more and more masks, gloves and bottles of hydro-alcoholic gel are added to the 8 million tonnes of plastic waste that end up in the sea each year. Marine animals can be entangled in masks or confused with jellyfish by swallowing them.
Belgian experts remind us that these types of waste can pose a great danger if they pass from living things and then into our body.