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Rivers Flowing Into Great Lakes contain Microplastic Pollution

Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution

The minute plastics are in the food chain, and they’re increasingly shown to harm the health of marine animals.

We are sharing the article which appeared on the TakePart website about Microplastic Pollution. Please visit the site to see more information. To read the full  Environmental Science & Technology article you can access the pdf here

Sep 17, 2016
by Emily J. Gertz is an associate editor for environment and wildlife at TakePart.

Rivers that flow into the Great Lakes are awash with tiny plastic bits, some barely visible to the human eye but big enough to infiltrate the food chain, according to the largest study of microplastics in rivers to date.

Scientists found the harmful pollutants in every one of the 107 samples taken from 29 rivers across six states, according to research published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Read More →