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UNEP study on microplastics in wastewater

21-04-2020
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Microplastics enter water bodies through different pathways, including atmospheric deposition, run-off from contaminated land or through municipal wastewater. Microplastics come in a large variety of sizes, colours and chemical compositions, and include fibres, fragments, pellets, flakes, sheets or foams. Microfibres, which have been reported as …

Editor’s pickWHO calls for more research on microplastics in drinking water

22-10-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water, drinking water, microplastics, pollution

A newly launched analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) summarises the latest knowledge on microplastics in drinking-water. According to the report, titled Microplastics in drinking-water, microplastics larger than 150 micrometres are not likely to be absorbed in the human body and uptake of smaller particles is expected to be limited.  …

WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

22-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water pollution, microplastics, water treatment, wastewater treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and …