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Scientists Link Salmon Deaths to Tires

December 4, 2020 By: Spencer Durrant

coho salmonYeah, that’s a headline that’s fitting for 2020, but it’s sadly very accurate. Per the Los Angeles Timesa new study published in the journal “Science” details how certain chemicals in microplastics – used in making tires – wash off roadways during rainstorms and cause sudden death to the coho salmon living in streams that received the tainted rainwater.

It’s a fascinating study, which you can read more about here.