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Land, Sea, & Now the Air: Microplastics are Everywhere!

Land, Sea, & Now the Air: Microplastics are Everywhere!

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 16 April 2019



Land, Sea, & Now the Air: Microplastics Everywhere

Alarming Study Finds That Wind Can Actually Carry Microplastics to Remote Places,
Science Alert, April 16, 2019.


Widespread Plastic
“...plastic litter is a key environmental challenge for this generation - detected in soil, rivers, oceans, and lakes...”

Microplastic Airborne Transport, Too?
"We suggest that microplastics can reach and affect remote, sparsely inhabited areas through atmospheric transport."

“Tucked in one of the most untouched areas of Europe, these samples show a similar level of atmospheric plastic pollution to megacities like Paris - at times, even more so.”

This, “...small pilot study now suggests that tiny fragments of this synthetic material are raining down in some of the most remote regions of the world.”

At their remote site, “...researchers have turned up an abundance of microplastics, each day picking up an average of 249 fragments, 73 films, and 44 fibres per square metre.”

How Widespread?
“...it could mean microplastics really are everywhere, even in the air we breathe.”



Remote Location Air Distribution of Microplastic Pollution


August 2019
Microplastics Everywhere: Found in Remote Arctic Locations

August 2019
Colorado Airborne Microplastic Pollution




Widespread Distribution

In the Oceans

Feb 2018
Health, Fitness, & Oceans: Microplastic Madness Everywhere, Plastic and its by-products Contaminate Marine Environment, Food Chains

March 2019
Endocrine Disruptors and Plastics Everywhere, In Deepest Ocean Trenches

March 2018
2018 Ocean News: Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Bigger than Thought, Growing Larger


In your feces

A Shitty HEALTH & FITNESS Situation: Microplastics Are Everywhere!


In the Rivers

Health, Fitness, & Environmental Disaster: Rivers of Plastic


In the Soils

Microplastics in the Soils


On the Coyote’s Head

High Sierra News: Coyote with Head in Plastic Jar Captured


The Deeper Problem

Plastic contains a wide range of estrogenic endocrine disruptors, which are released into the environment as the plastics degrade.

Health & Fitness News: BPA in 86% of Global Teenagers



More About BPA

It's Everywhere, "ubiquitous:"

What it Does

How it Does it





April 2019 News of Man & Nature 








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