Scientists created plastic a hundred years ago. Now it's all around us - both visible and invisible. But what are the health impacts of microplastics?
Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do these fibers come from, and how bad are they for human health? (07.09.2017)
Microplastics can be found just about everywhere, from the depths of the ocean to our beer. So it's not a surprise that these tiny bits of plastic have made their way into our poo. But what does it mean for our health?
Bioplastic is meant to be eco-friendly and biodegradable. But on closer inspection, it loses its green sheen. Can packaging made from algae and cooking oil really help fight the plastic scourge?
Oil production in South Sudan has poisoned the drinking water of some 600,000 people. In April, Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas promised to take remedial action. What has happened since?
Researchers are honing in on a little-studied but significant consequence of climate change: male infertility. Could this potential cause of extinction and biodiversity loss also threaten the human species?
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