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IPFS News Link • Environment

How Microplastic Is Affecting Our Health and Changing the World

• arclein

The plastic bottle tossed by the roadside and the endless trash heaps in third-world countries are just the beginning. As the trash ages, it breaks down into increasingly smaller pieces, until it can't be seen with the naked eye anymore. At that point, however, the problems have barely begun. These tiny pieces of plastic, called microplastics, have permeated everything, scientists have found in recent years. They can be as large