Microplastics News

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles less than five millimeters in diameter, originating from a variety of sources, including the breakdown of larger plastic debris, synthetic textiles, and industrial processes. These minuscule pollutants have become a pervasive environmental issue, infiltrating marine and freshwater systems worldwide. Microplastics pose significant ecological risks as they are readily ingested by aquatic and terrestrial organisms, potentially leading to physical and chemical harm. Moreover, they can absorb and transport toxic chemicals, acting as carriers of pollutants across ecosystems. The widespread presence and persistence of microplastics have prompted increasing scientific research and regulatory scrutiny to assess their impact on the environment and human health.