The Problematic Persistence Of Nanoplastic Pollution
A team of marine biologists has found that nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms, potentially harming aquatic food chains as well as human health.
Scientists in Singapore have discovered that nanoplastics consumed during the acorn barnacle’s larval stage accumulate and are retained until the barnacles reach adulthood. The research is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
Ocean plastic pollution is a huge and growing global problem. It is estimated that the oceans may already contain over 150 million tons of plastic. Each year, about eight million more tons of plastic will end up in the ocean.
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