Microplastics increase the toxicity of organic pollutants in the environment by a factor of 10

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A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers found that in a marine environment, microplastics absorb and concentrate toxic organic substances and thus increase their toxicity by a factor of 10, which may lead to a severe impact on human health. The study was conducted by Dr. Ines Zucker of the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Tel Aviv University, together with Ph.D. student Andrey Eitan Rubin. 

For more information, visit: https://phys.org/news/2022-02-microplastics-toxicity-pollutants-environment-factor.html

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