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Opinion: Lobsters should fear Mother Nature more than plastics

from The Providence Journal

If you trust the headlines, you might think that the biggest challenge facing the lobster industry in New York and New England is pollution — particularly from plastics. But think again. Plastics may be an easy political target, but they are not most likely culprit. Problems began in 1999, when Long Island suffered a massive lobster die-off. Lobstermen blamed pesticide spraying used to control the spread of the deadly mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Now they are looking at plastics — particularly those plastics made with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). more

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