Report or Study:  Plastic Debris Is a Human Health Issue

Date:  2016

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The global threat of highly persistent plastic waste accumulating and fragmenting in the world’s oceans, inland waters and terrestrial environments is becoming increasingly evident. Humans are being exposed to both plastic particles and chemical additives being released from the plastic debris of consumer society.

Topics:  Petrochemicals, Plastic, Pollution Sources

Regions:  International

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Article Link/URL:   http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.6b02569