ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘research’

27Feb

A recent study by the University of Illinois found that karst aquifers – groundwater ecosystems made up of creviced carbonate rock, and that make up one-quarter of global drinking water sources – are now contaminated with microplastic particles. Examining 17 groundwater samples from areas near the St. Louis metropolitan area and rural northwestern Illinois, researchers […]Continue Reading

20Feb

Despite increasing reports of widespread microplastic pollution – in drinking water, in seawater, and in food supplies – many studies are still being conducted to determine the quantifiable dangers of microplastics. Microplastics are defined as any piece of plastic measuring between five millimeters (5 mm) and one micrometer (1 μm) in size. Plastics smaller than […]Continue Reading

06Feb

In 2018, Mary Kosuth, a microplastics researcher and graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, conducted a study of anthropogenic debris – aka, man-made inorganic particles such as plastics and microplastics – in tap water, beer, and sea salt. She examined 159 samples of globally sourced tap water, 12 brands of Laurentian Great Lakes […]Continue Reading