From Arctic snow to the deep sea, microplastics have been found in some unusual places. Now, it turns out they could be lurking at the bottom of...
"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."
A new study confirms that on average, humans consume 50,000 bits of plastic a year and inhales nearly the same amount.
"They're a brand new [type of] pollution, but there's so much of it and it's increasing so fast that it's something we really need to start learning about."
“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."
People could be ingesting approximately 2,000 microplastics each year through commercial salt alone without knowing how harmful the effects could be.