Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

Take my breath away

Category: Protecting our planet

A collage of a person showing their lungs filled with waste plastics

Plastic waste produced by modern life is polluting our land and oceans, and it is now known that degrading plastic is also contaminating the air we breathe. We are studying microplastic particles in our atmosphere to understand how much we are exposed to and to identify the main sources. This will help prevent future environmental contamination and improve knowledge on how our obsession with plastic could be damaging our health. 

Entrant: Anna MacDonald , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Anna MacDonald

Collaborators: Phillip Edge, Dr. Deonie Allen, Dr. Steve Allen


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