Saturday, November 26, 2022

Tag: microplastics

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.

Tiny plastic particles accumulating in river headwaters: Study

The study found that in slow-flowing stream headwaters—often located in remote, biodiverse regions—microplastics accumulated quicker and stayed longer than in faster flowing stretches of river.

Microplastics from Africa and North America found 9,439 feet above sea...

How did these tiny pieces of plastic managed to make such a journey?

Eating microplastics could cause inflammatory bowel disease, study finds

“This study provides evidence that we are indeed ingesting microplastics.”

Community scientists have new EPA guidelines for sampling microplastic pollution. How...

The protocol acknowledges that because "microplastics smaller than [one millimeter] in size (such as microbeads) are more difficult to find... more sophisticated technology is required to conclusively identify them."

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The announcement to dedicate $13 billion in grants to improve transmission and distribution systems will "improve energy resiliency through microgrids, local renewable energy, and energy storage.”

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest ‘despicable’ treatment

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."