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Nanosized plastic particles at sea

Until now it was not clear if nanoscale particles were produced through degration of larger pieces of plastic debris in marine environments. French researchers say they have found undeniable evidence of nano-plastic occurrence due to solar light (UV) degradation of marine micro-plastics. Until now, studies focused on the impact of millimeter scale plastics in seas. The French research shows the potential hazards of plastic waste at the nanoscale, which had not been taken into account previously. The study will soon be published in Environmental Science: Nano.