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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Sherri A Mason

UpClose with Sam Mason

It’s been close to a year since IISG set sail on Lake Michigan to sample for plastic pollution. Since then, Sam Mason, a chemist from State University of New York Fredonia, and her research team have been hard at work analyzing these water samples. The initial results are revealed in the newest edition of UpClose.

In this issue, Mason talks about her ongoing work to quantify plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. In addition to the Lake Michigan results, Mason discusses plastic levels in the other four lakes, explains how plastics could impact aquatic wildlife, and suggests additional research needed to understand this emerging contaminant.

Read this and previous issues of UpClose on our website. For print copies, contact Laura Kammin at 217-333-1115 or

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 5:37PM on 5/22/2014
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