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90% of Great Lakes water samples have unsafe microplastic levels – report

Aug 29, 2023 10:52AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Microfibers that come off clothing in washing machines are a common source of microplastic pollution. Photograph: a-ts/Alamy/The Guardian

By  - The Guardian - August 28, 2023

About 90% of water samples taken over the last 10 years from the Great Lakes contain microplastic levels that are unsafe for wildlife, a new peer-reviewed paper from the University of Toronto finds.

About 20% of those samples are at the highest level of risk, but the study’s authors say the damage can be reversed if the US and Canada quickly act.

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