Emerging Threat: Coronavirus Pollution | WAMC

Emerging Threat: Coronavirus Pollution

May 28, 2020

Environmentalists say plastic pollution is being compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.

Environmentalists based in Europe are sounding the alarm about "coronavirus pollution." Face masks and latex gloves are starting to show up in water bodies. Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck says we're seeing more discarded masks and gloves on New York streets

"Please do not litter your masks and your gloves. All of that is eventually going to get into our rivers and lakes and eventually the ocean."

This week French activists posted video on Facebook showing masks and gloves littering the Mediterranean seabed. (Watch it HERE.)