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Pesticide contamination on the Great Barrier Reef

Researchers have found that the Great Barrier Reef is contaminated with multiple pesticides

“We found 99.8 per cent of the samples contained pesticide mixtures with up to 20 pesticides in any single water sample.
“The issue with having mixtures of pesticides is that as the number of pesticides increases the impact to aquatic ecosystems.