Complexity of microplastic pollution

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Microplastics — small plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters in length — are ubiquitous in the environment, and they can have significant effects on wildlife. A new study reveals that there are multiple impacts of different microplastics — with varying sizes, shapes, and chemical makeup — to the survival, growth, and development of larval fathead minnows, an important prey species in lakes and rivers in North America.

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