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microplastics in the Pantanal

Are microplastics in the Pantanal a threat to humans?

The question of whether microplastics in the Pantanal, South America, are a threat to humans is explored here in detail by Pierre Girard, PhD.1, 2, Érika de Faria, PhD (in progress)2, and Andressa C. Moreschi PhD (in progress)2.
microplastic on seafloor, ecosystem

Scientists find 1.9 million pieces of microplastic on seafloor

Policy intervention needed as scientists discover the highest levels of microplastic on the seafloor via an international project tracking the 'missing' 99% of ocean plastics.
microplastics in water, drinking water

Microplastics in water: How much are we drinking in a month?

New research has unveiled the quantity of microplastics in water that are consumed by humans on a monthly basis.
plastic crisis

The plastic crisis: What’s the big deal with microplastics?

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, sheds light on the plastic crisis and explains what the big deal is with microplastics.
Microplastics - looking at the problem

Asking the question: Are Microplastics a Macro Problem?

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, discusses the issue around microplastics and what we actually know.
more sustainable 2020, plastic

Five small steps for a more sustainable 2020

Here, we cut through the confusion to discuss how you can realistically change your life to live a more sustainable 2020.
BPA - Bisphenol A

Growing health concerns: Are BPA-free products safer?

BPA (Bisphenol A), a high production volume chemical in plastics and resin, is being linked to health concerns - here Professor Lein discusses.
effects of microplastics, plastic pollution

Research on effects of microplastics needed, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a further assessment on the effects of microplastics, following new research related to microplastics in drinking-water.
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Microplastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife

Tackling microplastics: Impact on the environment and the food chain

Dr Ruth Barnich, Principal Taxonomist at environmental consultancy Thomson Ecology explores tackling the issue of microplastics, with a focus on how we can better assess their impact on the environment and the food chain.

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