WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer

The World Health Organization has called for more research to be done on microplastics to learn of its effects on human health and the environment. This has come out after a recent analysis of microplastics in drinking water, which summarizes that microplastics larger than 150 micrometers are not able to be absorbed by the human body. 

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/22-08-2019-who-calls-for-more-research-into-microplastics-and-a-crackdown-on-plastic-pollution