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Addressing the environmental and health impacts of microplastics requires open collaboration between diverse sectors

Authors
  • Muncke, Jane
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Mar 30, 2021
Volume
19
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000961
PMID: 33784315
PMCID: PMC8009362
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Toxic Agents
  • Toxins
License
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Abstract

The widespread use of plastic packaging for storing, transporting, and conveniently preparing or serving foodstuffs is significantly contributing to the global plastic pollution crisis. This Essay exhorts us to change the conversation about plastic packaging and address the chemicals that migrate into food.

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