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First Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Second Advisor

Sharon Wulf

Date

2013

Abstract

The chemical breakdown of plastics in the Pacific Ocean releases BPA, a known lipophilic endocrine disruptor(i) . The effects of this chemical are particularly felt in Alaska due to converging ocean currents and a traditional high-fat diet(i) . We focused on a long term solution and a short term fix to this growing issue. To minimize human exposure to such harmful substances, we propose modified filtration systems on statewide sources of plastic waste and, on a local level; prevent the consumption of and contact with substances that contain BPA(iii,iv) .

Poster Presentation, People's Choice Winner (2013)

Keywords

The World's Water

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The World's Water

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Garbage Patch Effects in Alaska


Poster Presentation, People's Choice Winner (2013)

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