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Tag: microplastics

Ubiquitous threat: Microplastics discovered in every human placenta sample

This revelation underscores a growing environmental crisis, highlighting the pervasive infiltration of microplastics into the most intimate aspects of human life.

Microplastics in clouds could ‘modify the climate,’ study finds

The tiny particles have been linked with widespread environmental damage, as well as cancers and a range of adverse health impacts related to the lungs and heart.

Study finds high concentration of microplastics in algae growing in Arctic

Scientists found microplastic particles were about 10 times higher in the algae samples than the surrounding waters, which they are now equating with microplastics found in the deep sea.

Algae growing under Arctic Sea ice found contaminated by microplastics

“Arctic biota are already under serious pressure from global heating, which progresses four times faster in the Arctic compared with the globe."

Viruses can remain infectious on microplastics for three days

“It doesn’t take many virus particles to make you sick.”

Scientists develop robotic fish that consumes microplastics

“I think nanotechnology holds great promise for trace adsorption, collection, and detection of pollutants, improving intervention efficiency while reducing operating costs.”

Study detects microplastic in living human lungs for first time

In 11 out of 13 people sampled, a total of 39 microplastics were found in all regions of the lung.

In world-historic first, microplastics detected in human blood

"We've choked this planet with plastic, from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans—and we've no idea at all about costs for public health," said a British lawmaker.

The global seafood supply is being contaminated by microplastics, but major...

Our addiction to plastic is having negative effects all along the food chain.

Microplastics could harm humans by acting as toxin ‘magnet,’ study finds

The research comes on the heels of other recent studies showing microplastics having a negative impact on human cells.

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