Scientists find more complexity in microplastics polluting the Great Lakes

Read the full story at Bridge Michigan.

Microplastic pollution has been building up in the Great Lakes for at least four decades, but our understanding of its impact on fish and other aquatic creatures is only just catching up.

Now new research from the University of Toronto shows its harm to wildlife is due to a wide range of factors that is not generally considered in toxicology testing — the plastics’ size, shape and chemical makeup.

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