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It need hardly be said that microplastics are hazardous to the environment and to health. But it is more difficult to determine exactly what the hazards are. For that, you need to know how the tiny plastic beads are spread. Yet until recently they were barely traceable, if at all. Scientists from Ghent University and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) have now also come up with a way of tracking these tiniest of particles.

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Author profile picture Arnoud Cornelissen has for many years been writing about science and technology in, among others, various Dutch newspapers.