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The level of chemical pollution on Earth has exceeded the permissible threshold

Scientists in Sweden suggest greater use of environmentally friendly renewable materials and energy sources.

The level of chemical pollution on Earth has exceeded the permissible threshold
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The Guardian, citing scientists from the Stockholm Center for the Study of Environmental Sustainability and the University of Gothenburg, reported that a safe level of chemical pollution has been exceeded on Earth.

“The rate at which societies both produce new chemicals and release them into the atmosphere exceeds the legal limits within which safe life on Earth is possible,” said expert and study participant Patricia Villarubia-Gomez.

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