Environmental scientists cite need for studies looking into impact of microplastics

Environmental scientists cite need for studies looking into impact of microplastics

Environmental scientists cite need for studies looking into impact of microplastics

A pair of environmental scientists are warning that the worldwide population could be facing another health crisis—ailments that impact people due to ingestion of microplastics. In their Perspectives piece published in the journal Science, A. Dick Vethaak, with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Juliette Legler, with Utrecht University, note that the effects of ingesting microplastics on the human body are unknown.
Environmental scientists cite need for studies looking into impact of microplastics