Re: Why we shouldn’t burn plastics
Samoa should also check the seafood supply as a source of persistent organic pollutants.
Ocean dumping of industrial chemicals (chlorinated hydrocarbons) occurred all around the United States and likely occurred in Samoa as well.
These pollutants bio accumulate up the food chain, with apex predators (humans) receiving the highest concentrations.
This accumulating effect might be enhanced in constrained ecosystems like isolated island chains.