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Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find
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Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find

Oct 19th 2020, 5:36 PM 34,665 Views 41 Comments

The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.

Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)
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Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:20 AM 12,054 Views 21 Comments

The researched looked at how sanitary products are polluting Irish oceans.

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn
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Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn

Aug 15th 2019, 5:43 PM 10,541 Views 17 Comments

The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water
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Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Jul 30th 2019, 7:43 AM 448,219 Views 44 Comments

Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.

Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030
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Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 AM 29,325 Views 73 Comments

The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.

Have we broken the ocean?: 'Read the ingredient list before you buy your next batch of toiletries'
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Have we broken the ocean?: 'Read the ingredient list before you buy your next batch of toiletries'

Apr 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,211 Views 17 Comments

We need to recognise the damage our plastic addiction is having on our planet, writes Professor Gordon Chambers.

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water
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Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

Jun 8th 2017, 3:13 PM 13,476 Views 15 Comments

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.