Monday, April 6, 2015

Prevent Pollution of our Great Lakes!

Microplastic particles — not just in the form of tiny beads but fibers and fragments, too — are polluting the Great Lakes and launching new areas of study for scientists.
From face scrubs to fleece jackets, the list of threats to the five lakes, which hold about 20 percent of the Earth's surface freshwater, is growing. The latest concerns are polymer particles under 5 millimeters in size, and there are calls to start scrutinizing water samples for nanoplastics under 0.33 mm. 

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