Marine organisms could gather plastic nanoparticles

(12/07/18)

billions in a few hours

A study has determined that it takes a matter of hours for billions of minute plastic nanoparticles to become embedded throughout the major organs of a marine organism.

The research, led by the University of Plymouth, examined the uptake of nanoparticles by a commercially important mollusc, the great scallop (Pecten maximus). 

The researchers point out that after six hours exposure in the laboratory, billions of particles measuring........................................................


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