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6 ways nanoplastics affect our health from heart issues to cognitive decline

Nanoplastics alter gut microbiota, may cause liver and heart inflammation, and even lead to neurotoxicity. Here are 6 ways the tiny invaders affect us.

One microplastic particle can break down into billions of nanoplastic particles, making their entry easier in the bloodstream, various organs, brain and even in the placenta of the unborn baby. (Freepik)
Published on Jan 17, 2024 01:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Health concerns soar as study exposes high nanoplastics levels in bottled water

Alarming study reveals bottled water of popular brands contain up to 100 times more nanoplastics than previously estimated and could pose serious health risks

Health concerns soar as new research exposes high levels of nanoplastics in bottled water (Photo by Pexels)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 11:00 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Scientifically Speaking | Will microbes engineer our future?

With effective commercialisation and scaling strategies, industries might be able to convert discarded plastics into eco-friendly products or raw materials

Plastic pollution is one of our most pressing environmental crises.( PTI)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 07:43 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

Kolkata: Durga Puja committees shun vinyl banners, go for cloth to save environment

While some committees have increased their budget this year, others have cut down on the number of banners they use to accommodate the extra cost

An artist applies final touches to an idol of goddess Durga ahead of the Durga Puja festival. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 09:13 AM IST

Plastic levels in Lake Geneva as high as world's oceans

Oceaneye, a Geneva-based non-profit, has turned its attention closer to home to landlocked Switzerland.

Pascal Hagmann, founder and director of NGO Oceaneye, and Laurianne Trimoulla, head of communication, look at the samples of weeds and plastic fragments that were collected in the water of Lake Leman in Founex, near Geneva, Switzerland August 21.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 02:08 PM IST
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