Study finds microplastics in each of state’s waterways

Pittsburgh Post Gazette-A new study that sampled water from Pittsburgh’s three rivers, other local waterways, and rivers and streams across Pennsylvania has found microplastic contamination in every one of them.

According to a report released Wednesday by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, the tiny plastic bits found in all of the more than 50 lakes, rivers and streams sampled pose a potential environmental and public health threat.

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