The Ganga’s message

Source: The Hindu Relevance: India must take its laws on waste seriously to stop microplastics pollution. Synopsis: Microplastic pollution around the world demands the proper implementation of existing laws and global collaboration. Introduction: The Ganga might have stood witness to many stages of India’s civilisation. But in recent decades it has become a conduit for sewage,… Continue reading The Ganga’s message

Atlantic Ocean contains 10 times more microplastics than previously thought: Study

News: A study published in Nature Communications has estimated the amount of microplastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean and put it at 11.6-21.1 million tonnes. Facts: Microplastics: These are plastic debris smaller than 5mm in length or about the size of a sesame seed. Sources: They can be divided into two main categories according to… Continue reading Atlantic Ocean contains 10 times more microplastics than previously thought: Study

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO

The World Health Organization(WHO) has released its first report into the effects of microplastics on human health. In this report,WHO looked into the specific impact of microplastics in tap and bottled water. The report said that the level of microplastics in drinking water is not yet a health risk for humans. It said that microplastics… Continue reading Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO

WHO will release its first report on microplastics in drinking water

The World Health Organization(WHO) will be releasing it’s report on the presence of microplastics in drinking water. The report will examine the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment. Microplastics are plastics which are less than five mm in diameter in size. They enter the environment either as primary industrial… Continue reading WHO will release its first report on microplastics in drinking water