India's Marina Beach Is Currently Covered in a Toxic White Foam

The sands of Marina Beach in Chennai — India’s longest urban beach — are blanketed with toxic white foam puffs as a result of pollution.

Despite warnings that the foam could cause skin damage, families are playing in the bubbles and some are even using the strange occurrence as a backdrop in selfies. Triggered by the heavy rainfall, it is likely a pollutant comprised of laundry detergent and other waste, according to Agence France-Presse.

Source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-warnings/india-marina-beach-pollution-foam

Posted DECEMBER 02, 2019. Photo ARUN SANKAR/GETTY IMAGES