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Scientists in Cornwall are making a second appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.

The researchers want to compare the health of people who venture into the waves with those who stay firmly on shore, to assess the impact on health from marine pollution. The University of Exeter Medical School is working with Surfers Against Sewage to conduct the study, with the second phase starting on 19 August.

The team are asking adults living in England and Wales to respond to a short online survey, answering questions about their health, visits to the beach, and whether or not they’ve been in the sea. They are eager to hear from both water users and non-waters users, including those who took part in the first stage of the study in June. Anyone aged over 18 in England or Wales can participate – either online or using a smartphone.

To get involved in the survey please follow this link www.survey.exeter.ac.uk/beachuserhealthsurvey

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