#Microplastic

  • Article: Nearly Everything You Consume Is Contaminated by Microplastics, Report Says
    Health

    Nearly Everything You Consume Is Contaminated by Microplastics, Report Says

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 5, 2019

    Avoiding single-use plastics is the best way to avoid contamination. Read more

  • Article: Plastic Waste Is Threatening Ocean Bacteria That Produce 10% of the World's Oxygen
    Environment

    Plastic Waste Is Threatening Ocean Bacteria That Produce 10% of the World's Oxygen

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 15, 2019

    "One in every 10 breaths of oxygen you breathe in is thanks to these little guys.” Read more

  • Article: The Wind Is Filled With Microplastics, Study Finds
    Environment

    The Wind Is Filled With Microplastics, Study Finds

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 17, 2019

    The average human consumes an estimated 70,000 microplastics. Read more

  • Article: These Pesky Little Sea Creatures Could Help Fight Ocean Plastics
    Environment

    These Pesky Little Sea Creatures Could Help Fight Ocean Plastics

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|Feb. 20, 2019

    Scientists are putting sea squirts, considered an invasive species, to good use. Read more

  • Article: Animals Thousands of Feet Underwater Are Eating Plastic: Report
    Environment

    Animals Thousands of Feet Underwater Are Eating Plastic: Report

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 25, 2018

    And they have been for decades. Read more

  • Article: Plastic Has Now Been Found in Human Poo — From Every Single Person Studied
    Environment

    Plastic Has Now Been Found in Human Poo — From Every Single Person Studied

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Erica Sanchez|Oct. 23, 2018

    First plastic gets in your food. You can work out the rest. Read more

  • Article: You're Eating 2,000 Microplastics Each Year Through Table Salt: Report
    Environment

    You're Eating 2,000 Microplastics Each Year Through Table Salt: Report

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Oct. 18, 2018

    Microplastics pervade the planet. Read more

  • Article: Even Insects Are Carrying Around Microplastics
    Environment

    Even Insects Are Carrying Around Microplastics

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Sept. 19, 2018

    And then the problem travels up the food chain. Read more