microplastics

Tiny Plastic Particles in the Environment

Dübendorf, Switzerland — Wherever scientists look, they can spot them: whether in remote mountain lakes, in Arctic sea ice, in the deep-ocean floor or in air samples, even in edible fish – thousands...

Seafood Study Finds Plastic in All Samples

Exeter, UK — A study of five different seafoods has found traces of plastic in every sample tested. Researchers bought oysters, prawns, squid, crabs and sardines from a market in Australia and analysed...

You cannot Avoid Microplastics

Odense, Denmark — Microplastics are everywhere – including in our drinking water, table salt and in the air that we breathe. Having studied the scope of microplastics in a number of countries,...

Effects of the Plastic Civilization

Barcelona, Spain — Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published by the journal Marine Pollution...

How Dangerous is Microplastic?

Munich, Germany — After early reports of microplastic pollution in our oceans and beaches sounded the alarm, the global scientific community intensified its focus into this area. Researchers have since...

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