News tagged with plastic particles

Fate of nano- and microplastic in rivers explained

Very tiny plastic particles of micro and nano size are difficult to measure in the environment to assess exposure risks. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research now provide the first mechanistic modelling study on ...

dateOct 18, 2016 in Environment
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Microplastics—an environmental cause for concern

Plastics became widespread after the second World War, and as a material, plastic is still relatively young. Microscopic plastic particles, or microplastics, have caught the eye of researchers only quite recently. Microplastics ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Environment
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Microplastic particles threaten fish larvae

In a new study, published in Science, researchers from Uppsala University found that larval fish exposed to microplastic particles during development displayed changed behaviors and stunted growth which lead to greatly increased ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Environment
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Microplastics harm freshwater fauna

Microplastics—tiny particles of plastic less than five millimeters in size—are polluting rivers and ponds along with chemical contaminants. The particles come from cosmetics such as exfoliating body scrubs or are washed ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Environment
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