Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag: microplastics

‘Our life is plasticized’: New research shows microplastics in our food,...

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New study finds underestimation of microplastics in ocean—concentration far greater

A new study estimated the concentration of microplastics in the ocean to be far greater than previously determined.

Microplastics found in Antarctic sea ice samples for first time, scientists...

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.

Just one tea bag can release billions of microscopic plastic particles...

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...

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"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."

Microplastics in every bite: News study confirms human consumption of plastic

A new study confirms that on average, humans consume 50,000 bits of plastic a year and inhales nearly the same amount.

Microplastics are blowing in the wind: New Study shows plastic pollution...

"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."

5 everyday products contaminated with plastic

It's high time that corporations and governments step up to stem the tide of plastic, taking action to eliminate all but the most essential single-use plastic items.

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“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."

Report finds microplastics in more than 90% of table salt

People could be ingesting approximately 2,000 microplastics each year through commercial salt alone without knowing how harmful the effects could be.

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