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Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn

Discovery of pollution in snowfall from the Arctic to the Alps leads to call for urgent research on potential human health impacts.

Abundant levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a study that has prompted scientists to warn of significant contamination of the

  • Damian Carrington
  • The Guardian

Snow captures particles from the air as it falls and samples from ice floes on the ocean between Greenland and Svalbard contained an average of 1,760 microplastic particles per litre, the

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