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Smokers often throw cigarette butts into storm sewers.
Researchers at the British environmental organization “Keep Britain clean” (Keep Britain Tidy) warned of a “dramatic impact” of Smoking on the environment.
This writes with reference to the Daily Mail.
The study indicated that smokers often throw cigarette butts into storm sewers. Thus, according to the researchers, in cigarette filters may contain plastic, and they can pass through water purification system and into the oceans.
Scientists estimate that one cigarette butt per liter of water is a serious threat to fish due to its toxicity. At the same time, the study says, last month, 3.6 million smokers admitted that they had thrown cigarette butts in storm drains.
“We need to make sure smokers understand that it has a direct and very serious impact on wildlife,” concluded the head of the organization Allison Ogden-Newton.Previously, scientists have linked a teenage racist with a Smoking.