The question posted from one of Going True Green’s reader was for more data on an unanswered question that I had posed in my blog post: By what means are these microplastic fibers getting into the air?
My reply was:
As of now scientists are speculating how plastic gets into the air. One possible source comes from Professor Kelly who I spoke about in my previous blog and believes that any microplastics caught in sewage treatment plants could be finding their way into the air. He also reportedly stated:
“When farmers spread slurry on fields, it dries out. You end up having microplastics lying on the surface of the field. There’s a real possibility that some of those microparticles will be entrained into the air and they will be carried around and we will end up breathing them.”
Professor Kelly said the study they were carrying out was a “horizon-scanning issue”. Horizon-scanning studies cover several global issues and is now concluding the eight year of work. I trust, more detail conclusions should be coming forthwith.
As for any questions on my Going True Green blog post, do not hesitate to reply on the Blog page or email me from the GTG’s website.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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