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Daphnia pulex, the water flea
Water fleas can become entangled in plastic microfibres

Plastic microfibres ‘potentially more harmful’ to marine ecosystems than microbeads

Microscopic polyester fibres are potentially more harmful to aquatic life than plastic microbeads, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology and reported in the EU publication Science for Environment Policy.

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