Tiny squiggles of plastic likely are floating in the juices, sports drinks, sodas and bottled water you drink. Microplastics already have been shown to kill marine life.
The tiny bits are turning up virtually everywhere plastics are made, used or discarded on land and in the water; they are being consumed just as widely. No one knows yet what the impact will be for humans.
Research at The Citadel, complemented by work at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, is making new findings about just how pervasive and potentially dangerous a problem it is in the region. (…) (postandcourier.com, 23/01/2016)