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IISD-ELA in the News | TreeHugger | October 20, 2020
Canadian Fish Are Ingesting Nanosilver
"The researchers found that, even though the amount of nanosilver in the lake measured in the parts-per-billion, the quantities appearing in fish taken out of the lake were 1,000 times higher. This reveals that the nanosilver does not just settle at the bottom of the lake and that it can enter the food chain and affect entire fish populations."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC | October 19, 2020
How the invisible powers of sound shape our lives and world
"Scientists at the ELA have been doing whole-ecosystem freshwater research for half a century, including one unconventional study that started with a bang. Researchers wanted to know what impact the hunt for oil and other natural resources was having on fish. "
IISD-ELA in the News | Radio-Canada International | October 19, 2020
Tiny silver particles found to be harmful to fish
"Silver nanoparticles are used in some socks, athletic clothing and in industrial applications, but a new study found that when the tiny particles are discharged into water, they are harmful to fish. Clothing is treated with nanosilver for its antimicrobial properties to keep it from smelling. But when the clothing is washed, particles of silver escape and flow into waste water and out into in the environment. The study was conducted at Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area, in the northern part of the province of Ontario."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Globe and Mail | October 19, 2020
Silver particles in consumer goods found to harm fish in Ontario lake study
"Microscopic silver particles that are added as an antimicrobial agent to athletic clothing, condoms and yoga mats, among many other products, have been shown to harm fish and freshwater ecosystems when released in quantities that are similar to what is thought to be emerging from wastewater plants across Canada."
IISD-ELA in the News | Circle of Blue | October 15, 2020
Canada Water Agency: Government hopes to consolidate water data and management
“We’re missing the big picture,” added Scott Higgins, a researcher with the Experimental Lakes Area, a non-profit research centre in northwestern Ontario that assesses human impacts on whole aquatic ecosystems. “Data have been collected on behalf of the public, and often paid for by the public purse, but it’s not being put together.”