The microbead damage continues: Tiny plastics are discovered in sea creatures at depths of 1800 METRES



Earlier this month, the UK government called for a ban on plastic microbeads to be enforced by 2017, following reports that they were toxic.
And it appears that microplastics could be causing much further widespread damage than first predicted.
Researchers have discovered the first evidence of microplastics being ingested by deep-sea animals.
WHAT ARE MICROPLASTICS?  Microplastics are small particles that are less than five millimetres long, and include both microfibres and microbeads. 
The researchers found plastics including polyester, nylon and acrylic – which can enter the sea via the... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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