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Plastic ‘has entered’ Antarctic terrestrial food chain

by Kelly MACNAMARA PARIS, France (AFP) Scientists have found bits of polystyrene in the guts of tiny, soil-dwelling organisms in the Antarctic, raising concern that microplastics pollution has already deeply entered the world s most remote land-based food systems. While the infiltration of microplastics throughout the oceans is well-known, researchers said their findings provided the first evidence of contamination in the Antarctic terrestrial food chain. Plastics have therefore entered even some of the most remote [ ]


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