Confronting plastic pollution to protect environmental and public health


A new collection of evidence-based commentaries explores critical challenges facing scientists and policymakers working to address the potential environmental and health harms of microplastics. The commentaries reveal a pressing need to develop robust methods to detect, evaluate, and mitigate the impacts of this emerging contaminant, most recently found in human placentas.

Authors: Liza Gross, Judith Enck
; Full Source: PLoS biology 2021 Mar 30;19(3):e3001131. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001131.