Microplastics – Report on Occurrence, Health Effects and Mitigation Policies Submitted to California Legislature

On February 2, 2023, the California State Policy Evidence Consortium (CalSPEC) released https://uccs.ucdavis.edu/calspec/2022-research-topicAn Evidence Review for the California State Legislature,” titled “Microplastics Occurrence, Health Effects, and Mitigation Policieshttps://uccs.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk12071/files/media/documents/CalSPEC-Report-Microplastics-Occurrence-Health%20Effects-and-Mitigation-Policies.pdf which presents a “... systematic review of the health effects of microplastics; and summarized the current status of national, subnational, and multinational policies relating to microplastics mitigation and prevention. In essence, the report found that microplastics are ubiquitous and (based on extensive animal research) potentially harmful to human digestion, reproduction, and respiration. Policies to address some aspects of the problem (e.g. microbeads) are much further along than others (e.g., microfibers, road tire fragments, breakdown of macroplastics…” #MicroPlastics #SingleUsePackaging #PlasticWaste @UCCenterSac