And now the weather: Cloudy with scattered showers of plastic

By Marlowe HOOD

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"We're just now pulling our heads out of the sand when it comes to the health hazards of microplastics."

One very important problem with plastic contamination is that there are still a lot of things to understand about it, which is the first step before being able to develop effective measures to control or remediate the damage it produces, efforts to clearly characterize the dangers including the examples mentioned in the article are indispensable and should receive even more support. Very necessary warnings that should direct policies.

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Humans have a remarkable ability to adapt to changing conditions; in a few generations we will have evolved into beings who thrive on ingesting plastics and relish temperature extremes.

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