New study shows microplastics turn into ‘hubs’ for pathogens, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A single use of a facial exfoliator can release 5,000 – 100,000 microplastics into the atmosphere. Credit: NJIT It is estimated that an average-sized wastewater treatment plant serving about 400,000 inhabitants will dissolve 2,000,000 microplastic particles per day into the environment. However, researchers are still learning the environmental and human …

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