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Honeybees are accumulating airborne microplastics on their bodies
27/05/2021 04:00 PM | Click to read full article
It’s well established that microplastics are spread extensively around the planet. Yet scientists are still learning how they move through the atmosphere.
It turns out that honeybees provide a viable means for better assessing the distribution of windborne plastic fibres and fragments. Thanks to their large numbers and wide-ranging foraging, honeybees can be drafted as living probes of how microplastics are scattered around the world.