Concentrations of microscopic plastic particles in the marine environment are increasing
Following exploratory research, scientists have established that highly-toxic chemicals may be concentrated on the surface of microscopic fragments of discarded plastic. These hazardous fragments can then be ingested by animals which, in turn, are then consumed by humans. The research into this issue must be continued to ascertain the true impact on the marine environment and the significant threat to human health this poses.
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