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1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean start on 2nd of December
On 2 and 3 December the 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean will take place in Monaco and online. The focus is on
the ocean, its condition, and its relevance for human health. It is not only aimed at the scientific community, but at everyone interested.
The participation is free of charge and possible online.
What about our oceans, seas and our health?
The oceans cover 2/3 of the earth's surface
, they play an important role in climate, oxygen production and human nutrition.
The degree of their littering, microbiological and chemical pollution
as well as their overuse (overfishing) is constantly increasing massively.
Together with the effects of climate change, this is leading to drastic changes within marine ecosystems. Many of them threaten to lose their balance. This is a worrying fact.
The implications of this development are far-reaching. Also, and especially because the
health of us humans is closely linked to the state of our oceans
. In other words,
we need healthy oceans to stay healthy ourselves
Many people are unaware of how strong and diverse the
relationship between humankind and the ocean
is. To work against this is the goal of the 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world. The program includes scientific lectures on the interactions between the ocean, humankind and human health. Certainly, exciting insights for all ocean lovers, now and future.
Seawater and sea salt without microplastics ?
will also be virtually represented in Monaco. In a short online presentation, we will introduce our process Wasser 3.0 PE-X® for the removal of microplastics from waters
. It has already been successfully tested for the application in seawater.
We are often asked if we can now clean the sea of microplastics
. The answer is a clear no.
This is far too much water and far too much microplastics. But what we can do, however, is to
apply our method at microplastics hotspots
- i.e. high concentrations in places with
defined water volumes or in closed systems:
At river mouths and near banks (discharge of municipal and industrial waste water), in harbors and marinas, in seawater and sea salt production
Desalinated seawater is used in agriculture, among other things
. It is therefore a way (albeit one of many) through which
microplastics enter our food chainand affects human health
Sea salt, which is obtained directly from sea water without purification steps, is the food with the highest microplastic contamination.
We can change that.