Microplastics in agricultural soils: A reason to worry?

Microplastics are increasingly seen as an environmental problem of global proportions. While the focus to date has been on microplastics in the ocean and their effects on marine life, microplastics in soils have largely been overlooked. Researchers are concerned about the lack of knowledge regarding potential consequences of microplastics in agricultural landscapes from application of sewage sludge.

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Microplastics are increasingly seen as an environmental problem of global proportions. While the focus to date has been on microplastics in the ocean and their effects on marine life, microplastics in soils have largely been overlooked. Researchers are concerned about the lack of knowledge regarding potential consequences of microplastics in agricultural landscapes from application of sewage sludge.

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Keyword Microplastics, Soils, Agriculture, Agricultural Pollution
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 9/11/2018 7:33
Language English
Date Record Checked: 9/11/2018 7:29 (W3C-DTF)

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