Microplastics – Canada to Explore Environmental and Human Health Effects

In October 2020, the Canadian government released a report which summarizes “… the current state of the science regarding the potential impacts of plastic pollution on the environment and human health … It provides a review of the available information … including its sources, occurrence, and fate, as well as on the potential effects … on the environment and human health. This report … [surveys] the existing state of science in order to guide future scientific and regulatory activities … single-use plastics make up the bulk of macroplastics found on shorelines … there is a lack of standardized, high-quality methods … for measuring, quantifying and characterizing microplastics … information on the human health effects of microplastics is limited … the frequency of occurrence of physical effects on individual environmental receptors will continue to increase … action is needed to reduce macroplastics and microplastics that end up in the environment …” The web link to the report is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at https://pfpw.news/2021/01/07/microplastics-canada-to-explore-environmental-and-human-health-effects/ #PlasticWaste #MicroPlastics #SingleUsePlastic