PVC and PET microplastics in caddisfly

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PVC and PET microplastics in caddisfly

#1 Post by MichaelG. » Thu May 07, 2020 10:30 pm

Interesting report on lab work here:

PVC and PET microplastics in caddisfly ( Lepidostoma basale ) cases reduce case stability | SpringerLink

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 20-08790-5

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#2 Post by apochronaut » Fri May 08, 2020 1:56 am

Very interesting study . We were on the verge of dealing with the plastic epidemic but the paranoia surrounding the current biological one has been and will continue to be a gold mine for the plastics industry, for some time to come. They now again have a reason to invade people's daily lives, not to mention how many new sanitizers and sterilizers will emerge in the near future.

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Re: PVC and PET microplastics in caddisfly

#3 Post by wporter » Fri May 08, 2020 3:40 am

many new sanitizers and sterilizers will emerge in the near future
A recent suggestion is to inject them directly into your veins. Then you don't have to worry about it anymore.

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#4 Post by 75RR » Fri May 08, 2020 4:29 am

We were on the verge of dealing with the plastic epidemic ...
optimist much?
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#5 Post by apochronaut » Fri May 08, 2020 6:14 pm

on the verge, as in it was in the public's mind, it was being talked about and actually , people were doing something about it but yes, it was and is far from having been acceptably targeted as the real menace that it is.

A nationwide grocery chain here, from August to about mid. February, I don't remember when the signs went down, had a big sign in front of each store that said " say goodbye to plastic bags ". They were going to phase them out by sometime in the spring .
All of a sudden, the fear of some reusable personal bag trotting a viral particle into a store has seen our 16 million people anyway, mandated to use new plastic bags. No reusables, no glass bottle returns . I am much more afraid of the long term affect a misunderstanding of the life of a virus will have on the need for fresh sanitary stuff; stuff of all kinds, than a virus.

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#6 Post by MichaelG. » Sun May 10, 2020 6:42 am

Seems a good place to show this :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... n-lockdown

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#7 Post by MichaelG. » Mon May 18, 2020 7:51 am

Here’s another fascinating ‘microplastics’ story:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180974867/

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Edit: ___ Here’s a direct link to the research artilce:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/artic ... ne.0232746
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