Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste are produced out of which 10% have been estimated to end-up in the world’s oceans. Recently, there have been several studies investigating the occurrence of presence of microscopic fragments of plastics (MP) in marine systems. 132 more words
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Does the presence of microplastics influence the acute toxicity of chromium(VI) to early juveniles of the common goby (Pomatoschistus microps)? A study with juveniles from two wild estuarine populations
Toxicological interactions between microplastics (MP) and other environmental contaminants are of grave concern. Here, the potential influence of MP in the short-term toxicity of chromium to early juveniles of… 120 more words
Usually, when I walk the dog over the fields and I see some agricultural work going on, be it sowing, ploughing or spraying, I will chose an alternative, rougher route through the flood meadows along the river’s edge. 495 more words
In 2011 Brazilian scientists wanted to show that the apparent positive effect of papaya leaf on cancers was not toxic to the body.
The study used standard methods for discovery on this subject, and in the final analysis the study showed that papaya leaf is non-toxic by these methods and also disclosed the most likely substance in the papaya leaf that is responsible: it is the flavonoid in the leaf called rutin. 110 more words