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Microplastics found in human blood for first time: Explained what it is and how it can affect us
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Microplastics found in human blood for first time: Explained what it is and how it can affect us

Microplastics, one of the major sources of plastic pollution, have been found in human blood for the first time. A team of scientists from the Netherlands found microscopic particles of plastic in 80 per cent of the test samples

From mountains to oceans: Plastic pollution exceeds Earth's safe limit
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From mountains to oceans: Plastic pollution exceeds Earth's safe limit

Scientists have warned that 14 million tonnes of plastic end up in oceans every year and only less than 10 per cent of the world's plastic waste is recycled

Migratory animals are 'most vulnerable' to plastic pollution, microplastics finds UN Asia-Pacific regional report
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Migratory animals are 'most vulnerable' to plastic pollution, microplastics finds UN Asia-Pacific regional report

Researchers cited estimates that 80 percent of the plastic that ends up in the oceans originates on land -- with rivers thought to play a key role in carrying debris out to sea.

Microplastics in treatment plants becomes hubs for antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Study
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Microplastics in treatment plants becomes hubs for antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Study

The plastic particles allow the formation of a slimy layer on their surface which allows bacteria and antibiotic waste to attach and mingle.

Plastic pollution: What happens to the plastic after it enters the ocean?
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Plastic pollution: What happens to the plastic after it enters the ocean?

Around ten million tonnes enter the ocean, but scientists estimate that only about 0.3 million tonnes of plastic is floating at the ocean surface.

For the first time, microplastic particles have been found in the placenta of women after giving birth
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For the first time, microplastic particles have been found in the placenta of women after giving birth

Experts fear that the chemicals present in the plastic may interfere with their development of babies.

Around the world, 14 million tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floors: CSIRO report
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Around the world, 14 million tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floors: CSIRO report

The report said that areas with more floating rubbish generally had more microplastic fragments on the seafloor.

Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies
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Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies

Microplastics equivalent to123 million and 300 million plastic bottles rain down in America's western national parks and wilderness areas.

Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies
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Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies

The problem of the earth's plastic pollution is too large and complex to simply throw worms at.

6 ways to reduce the number of microplastics that enter your body daily
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6 ways to reduce the number of microplastics that enter your body daily

The average person ingests at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year, a recent study has suggested.

Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas
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Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas

The ingestion of microplastics or particles of plastic smaller than five millimetres impedes the normal growth of fish larvae

Five things to know about the plastic consumption, waste and recycling in India
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Five things to know about the plastic consumption, waste and recycling in India

India's per capita plastic consumption is 11 kilogrammes as compared to 109 kilogrammes that the USA consumes.

Microplastics in drinking water is not yet dangerous for human beings says WHO
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Microplastics in drinking water is not yet dangerous for human beings says WHO

However, it has called for more research into the potential future risk of bottled and tap water.

Researchers find microplastic in ice block taken from deep in the Arctic Ocean
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Researchers find microplastic in ice block taken from deep in the Arctic Ocean

Several million tonnes of plastics reach the ocean, waves and Sun break them down into microscopic over time.

Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste
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Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste

Scientists believe that farmers can use this technique to make diesel, to fuel their tractors, on their farms.

People eat and breath roughly 320 particles of microplastic a day: New analysis
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People eat and breath roughly 320 particles of microplastic a day: New analysis

An additional 90,000 particles could be ingested each year if an individual only drank bottled water.

Scientists claim to have found microplastics in people's poop from pilot study
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Scientists claim to have found microplastics in people's poop from pilot study

At ease, though — experts warn the study is too small & premature to draw a credible conclusion from.