2 thoughts on “Waterkeeper Investigation, Microplastics in the Great Lakes
  1. As a result of the widespread use of plastics there are a great number of sources of primary and secondary microplastics in the environment. First estimates indicate that the contribution of personal care products to the overall amount of microplastics in the environment is of minor relevance. Abrasion and fragmentation of larger plastic items and of materials containing synthetic polymers have been considered as much more relevant. Based on the evaluated data, the lowest concentrations eliciting adverse effects in aquatic organisms exposed via the water are by a factor of approx. 10

  2. Funding for the comparison and analysis of existing programs for effectiveness and promote those that work well. Funding for local programs and organizations that provide educational outreach to reduce plastics and microplastics from entering the Great Lakes.

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