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Theoretical and Natural Science

Vol. 6, 03 August 2023


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Effects of masks on marine animals

Yanqi Zhou * 1
1 Shanghai Weiyu High School

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Theoretical and Natural Science, Vol. 6, 335-339
Published 03 August 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Yanqi Zhou. Effects of masks on marine animals. TNS (2023) Vol. 6: 335-339. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/6/20230271.

Abstract

Due to the global pandemic, we are producing a large number of discarded masks every day. At the same time, some of them will find their way into the ocean and affect the Marine ecology. This paper will analyze the damage of waste masks to the ocean, and give solutions for reference. Through case analysis, this paper concludes that waste masks have brought certain impacts on various Marine organisms and destroyed the stability of Marine ecosystems, but there are still some solutions to improve the problem. This article will provide solutions that can be adopted by governments today, as well as some directions and goals that can be developed in the future. In the future, we can better protect the Marine ecology and pay attention to environmental protection although there will be some cost burden for the government. To protect animals while improving the overall environment of the earth on which human live.

Keywords

pandemic, face mask, environment

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Medicine and Global Health (ICMMGH 2023)
ISBN (Print)
978-1-915371-65-2
ISBN (Online)
978-1-915371-66-9
Published Date
03 August 2023
Series
Theoretical and Natural Science
ISSN (Print)
2753-8818
ISSN (Online)
2753-8826
DOI
10.54254/2753-8818/6/20230271
Copyright
03 August 2023
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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