World / Science & Health Sep 19, 2018

Microplastics may enter food chain via mosquitoes: scientists

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment. Microplastics — tiny plastic shards broken down from man-made products such as synthetic clothing, ...

Microplastic litter surging globally: study

National / Science & Health Aug 1, 2016

Microplastic litter surging globally: study

The accumulation of plastic waste fragments in sea sediment has sharply increased around the world in the 21st century, according to a recent study on microplastic litter. The study, led by Hideshige Takada, a professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, found the concentration ...