People may be breathing in microplastics, health expert warns

People may be breathing in microplastics, health expert warns

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People could be breathing in microparticles of plastic, according to a leading environmental health expert, with as yet unknown consequences on health…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Health and Environment: A Closer Look at Plastics, Science Daily (01-23-2013)
Plastics have transformed modern society, providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health…

Ocean Plastic is Likely Disappearing Into the Food Chain, New Study Indicates, Guardian UK (02-13-2015)

Plastic Contaminates Ocean Sourced Table Salt, Scientific American (10-30-2015)
When researchers analyzed fifteen brands of common table salt bought at supermarkets across China, they found among the grains of seasoning micro-sized particles of plastic. The highest level of plastic contamination was found in salt sourced from the ocean…

An ocean of plastic: Magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean calculated, UCSB Current

Here’s How Much Plastic Ends Up In the World’s Oceans,The Time (02-13-2015)
Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans, it’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline…

Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, UN News Center (11-23-2015)

Plastic Pollution: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care

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