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Water Analysis – News and Features

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Modeling the Journey of Inhaled Plastic Particles With Every Breath

With recent studies having established the presence of nano and microplastic particles in the respiratory system, a new study has modelled what happens when people breathe in different kinds of plastic particles and where they end up.
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Nanofibers Rid Water of Hazardous Dyes

Dyes, such as those used in the textile industry, are a major environmental problem. At TU Wien, efficient filters have now been developed – based on cellulose waste.
Coral reef.

Exploring the Use of Nature-Based Solutions for Healthy Corals and Communities

To understand trade-offs for coastal communities along the Mesoamerican Reef, new research looks at watershed interventions regionally versus nationally.
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Microplastics: What’s the Latest Research?

Exploring the latest scientific research on microplastics, their environmental impact and novel remediation strategies.
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Protecting Our Oceans Starts With Testing – Part One

The analytical testing of our oceans is paramount to check for the presence and concentrations of pollutants, helping protect human health and biodiversity. The resulting data can also help to ensure compliance and give insights into climate change.
A scientist holding up a vial.

Cryptic Plasmid Offers Insights Into Gut Health

Study shows that a mysterious plasmid that is highly prevalent in the human gastrointestinal tract could be used to identify faecal contamination and offer insights into the severity of intestinal diseases.
Microplastics on the beach.

Microplastics Make Their Way from the Gut to Other Organs

University of New Mexico researchers found that those tiny particles – microplastics – are having a significant impact on our digestive pathways, making their way from the gut and into the tissues of the kidney, liver and brain.
Lobsters on the grill.

Shrimp and Lobster Dishes May Come With Elevated PFAS Risk

The researchers warn that safety standards for PFAS are urgently needed in seafood.
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Around 250,000 Acres of Estuaries Were Converted Into Cities and Farms In the Last 35 Years

Most estuary conversion took place in rapidly developing, middle-income countries, highlighting opportunities for action to protect these economically and environmentally important landscapes.
Foaming water running over brown leaves on the ground.

Global Source Water Exceeds PFAS Safe Drinking Limits

A new UNSW-led international study, published today in Nature Geoscience, assessed the levels of PFAS contamination in surface and ground water around the globe.