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Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contamination

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Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contaminationWashington (AFP) Aug 15, 2019

Minute microplastic particles have been detected in the Arctic and the Alps, carried by the wind and later washed out in the snow, according to a study that called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation. Every year, several million tonnes of plastic litter course through rivers and out to the oceans, where they are gradually broken down into smaller fragments through th
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