“Unfortunately, with the modern lifestyle, babies are exposed to so many different things for which we don't know what kind of effect they can have later in their life.”
But there is something else lurking in the air we depend upon: tiny pieces of plastic.
As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis' store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020.
Knowing how much plastic sinks to the ocean floor is an important addition to our understanding of the plastic pollution crisis.
Hopefully, with this new research, policymakers can make moves to stop plastic pollution that is harming marine life, the environment, and ultimately us.
“It would be naive to believe there is plastic everywhere but just not in us.”
“Now is the time when a world historical revolution would be possible, when the people of the world could unite to change the system as a whole.”
A new study estimated the concentration of microplastics in the ocean to be far greater than previously determined.
The researchers conclude that the findings present a "crucial need for stringent methods" when it comes to both to recovering and measuring microplastic particles from polar regions.
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