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Teaching the World About Mismanaged Plastics

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Teaching the World About Mismanaged Plastics

Teaching the World About Mismanaged Plastics

Introduction

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that have become a permanent part of the marine environment, and that can end up being ingested by humans through seafood consumption. Scientists all over the world are working to identify the true effects of these tiny plastic particles, and while some experts believe the threat to marine life and human health is significant, others remain skeptical.

In this article, we talk to Dr. Jose Isagani Janairo, a Biology Professor at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, about his research into microplastics in marine commodities. Dr. Janairo is not only working to raise public awareness of the negative impacts mismanaged plastics can have on the environment, but to help others arrive at clear conclusions about the health impacts of microplastics too.