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Focus Summary: Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) _ Microplastics Map DataClick on a map location to see how many pieces of plastics were found in each ASC sample collected!!About MicroplasticsMicroplastics particles, which are smaller than [...]
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Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) _ Microplastics Map Data

Click on a map location to see how many pieces of plastics were found in each ASC sample collected!!

About Microplastics

Microplastics particles, which are smaller than five millimeters in size,  likely pose a massive  environmental and human health risk. 

Toxins including DDT, BPA and pesticides adhere to the particles, and because they can resemble plankton, they're often ingested by small aquatic life. The toxins biomagnify as they move up the food chain, accumulating in birds, fish, marine mammals and potentially humans. 

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