Every year, more than 1,000 tons of plastic rain down onto national parks and wilderness areas in the western U.S. In this week’s episode, we talk about where that plastic comes from, and we look for it in rain that falls on Washington, D.C.
Laboratory Methods for the Analysis of Microplastics in the Marine Environment
What are microplastics?
Marine debris fact sheet
Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics on aquatic organisms: a review
Time to Safeguard the Future Generations from the Omnipresent Microplastics
Microplastics and human health
Synthetically engineered microbial scavengers for enhanced bioremediation
Microplastics in the soil-groundwater environment: Aging, migration, and co-transport of contaminants - A critical review
The potential effects of microplastics on human health: What is known and what is unknown
A review on occurrence, characteristics, toxicology and treatment of nanoplastic waste in the environment
Evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies on the potential health repercussions of micro- and nanoplastics
Plastic Rain Is the New Acid Rain
Plastic Rain: More Than 1,000 Tons Of Microplastic Rain Onto Western US
Plastic rain in protected areas of the United States
Microplastics are raining down from the sky
Forget acid rain. Plastic rain is now falling across the U.S.
It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains
‘It is raining plastic’: Scientists find colorful microplastic in rain
Imari Walker on microplastics
Duke’s Imari Walker Uses YouTube to Explain Dangers of Plastic Water Bottles in Entertaining Fashion
Quantification of Microplastics and Microfibers on U.S. National Park Beaches
The microplastics crisis: you are the first responder
In utero exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and duration of human pregnancy.
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Effects of the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical DDT on Self-Renewal and Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells