Tiny microplastics travel far on the wind

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas. News about microplastics throughout the ocean, soil and every marine mammal studied has been widely documented and publicized in recent years. ‘Microplastic’ was even called the “2018 word of the year” for its number of mentions by the news media. However, very few studies have researched the abundance of microplastics specifically in the air we breathe.[...]

Tiny microplastics travel far on the wind

Airborne bits of plastic that originated in cities ended up in pristine mountains at least 95 kilometers away, a study finds.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from ScienceNews

Microplastic rain: new study reveals microplastics are in the air

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas. News about microplastics throughout ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Inhabitat

Winds May Be Blowing Microplastics Around the World

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Wired Science Blogs

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