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MICROPLASTIC: 
Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that pollute the environment. Microplastics are any type of plastic fragment that is less than five millimeters in length.  U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Wikipedia.
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Below are links to reports of dispersion of microscopic
 man-made plastic debris that is impactimg the planet
here and now!

Humans did this to Mother Earth
THE LAST DAY OF LIFE ON PLANET EARTH

Worldwide production of multi-millions of tons of plastic materials are ending up as microscopically tiny breakdown particles  which are being found in fresh water systems, rain water, oceans, food, and in tissues of living organisms. The pathogenicity of world wide microplastic structures and fibers is just now becoming a priority for scientific study.  Some studies have already proven that plastic microfibers and particles at or less than 5 micrometers  (smaller than a grain of sand) are even being mistakenly eaten by plankton and insect larvae.  If these tiny fundamental life forms, which are absolutely vital for the foundation of the biological food pyramid, are degraded or go extinct, the ultimate ramifications to the lifeforms on the planet are monumentally bad. 
Could microplastics be responsble in part for the 70% worldwide decline in biomass of insects?
Could microplastic contamnants be partly responsible for the decline in animal species worldwide?
Could global warming be a convenient carte blanche for overall environmental particulate pollution?

We must embrace and respect the FACT that all things are connected.
Impacts to the harmonics of the environment here always has impact (for better or worse, noticeable or unseen) some place over there.
 If we continue to ignore universal connectedness, eventually life on planet Earth will no longer exist.  Whether or not you understand the Earth is essentially a living, breathing, reacting and evolving organism if we pollute this unfathomably unique planet it will die a slow death from those toxins an no living organisms will inhabit its surface.

Below are links to reports of the incredible dispersion of microscopic man-made plastic
debris that is impactimg the planet here and now!




NEWS!

Lung development of children could be stunted by the release of microplastics from car tyres, according to an investigation. Canada joins fight against plastic waste with bans slated for 2021
Plastic waste dumped in Malaysia will be returned to UK, US and other waste sources.

Do you drink bottled water believing it is totally pure? 
Learn the discoveries about microplastic particles in bottled water here.

 
At a recent UN-backed Conference over 187 countries  voted in favor of unified standards regarding
curbing the world wide PLASTICS accumulations.  The USA was not in favor. 

Why?


     Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which are breakdown remnants of commercial macroscopic plastics. This debris from the breakdown of microfiber clothing, rugs, plastic bottles, bags, toys, plastic wraps, tires, tiny plastic beads manufactured as abrasives, furniture, and other man-made products are recently being observed (via microscopic observation) worldwide.  Amazingly these unseen (without a microscope) solid plastic remnants can pass through all sorts of "filters" and have been discovered in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, in the stool we pass, in the plants we grow.
     Among all the other man-made contaminants we have spilled into Earth's air, water and refuse dumps, do microplastic particles and fibers deserve our immediate attention?  Should we be concerned about the effects just now being discovered in our living organisms from protozoa to humanoids?  Read on and YOU make that decision.  As a guide to our discovery efforts it is beneficial to acknowledge that just because we cannot observe something via our macroscopic senses in no way does that validate our concluding that something doesn't exist

Even groundwater is contaminated with microplastics!

Keep in mind the words of visionary astrophysicist Nassim Haramein.
"Big things are made up of a lot of small things."


   
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View microscopic images revealing the various types, colors and sizes of microfibers and beads.

microplastic debris
This water sample taken by researchers in B.C.'s Strait of Georgia
contained an average of 3,200 plastic particles per cubic
metre of ocean. Other samples off Vancouver contained
up to 25,000 particles. (Vancouver Aquarium)  View this  website here

microplastic fibers
Plastics from Arctic Sea Ice.
Credit: Y.-Q. Wong and A. Khitun, Dartmouth Colleg
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Learn how to reduce your plastic consumption and thereby to do your part
  in stopping the accumulation of microplastic pollutants.

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     BOTTLED WATER DATA:  According to their analysis carried out in conjunction with the State University of New York in Fredonia, “93 percent of the bottled water tested showed some sign of microplastic contamination featuring polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate." This striking value was obtained by examining 259 bottles of water from 11 different brands, sold in nine different countries on five different continents.
Learn about the six categories of pollution here.
Important links are below so that you can be well informed about this hidden danger.
You will be astounded how much microplastic pollution comes from the clothes you wear!
Microplastics: Hazards to "Environmental and Human Health."
National Geographic:  "The greatest problem facing our oceans is plastics."
B.C. researchers race to find the source of microplastics choking the world's oceans.
Microplastics and Seafood Safety
Microplastics
found in 90 percent of table salt
Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year- where does it go?
Microplastics impact on the Great Barrier Reef.
Is the Environmental Protection Agency doing anything about microplastics?
The Hidden Impacts Of Marine Microplastics Pollution.
Microplastics may enter the food chain via mosquitoes
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View stats on how much plastic is produced yearly.
Chelsea Rochman's research at U of Toronto
Coca-Cola sells over 100 billion plastic bottles each year.   See the company's actions.
You are eating uncountable microplastics every day!
Five ways to keep microplastics out of the oceans.
Stanford University specialists discuss clearing the oceans of microplastic debris.
Find out about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch... hard to believe it is there.

Everything is connected

View a groundbreaking report in a  California study.
Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences,"When you throw all
the pesticides and
climate change on top of that, it is not very cool to be an insect today."

A proven toxic hazard called TRICLOSAN is wrecking havoc in various aquatic and marine ecosystems.  In addition, this ubiquitous small molecule has been banned in the USA from cosmetics.  Nevertheless, it continues to be accumulating in worldwide environments due to tons of it being produced for industrial uses.  This topic needs our collective attention as well.


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I do this out of love for our Mother Earth.  The Earth is a living, breathing, ever-changing entity.
Earth from the moon
She deserves better!

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