Microplastics – Effects on Turtles Studied

According to the abstract of research published November 2, 2020 in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research by researchers with universities in Iran, Spain and Egypt the “… potential threat to freshwater ecosystems [of microplastics] remains an open question … the negative impacts of MPs were investigated on blood biochemical parameters in the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) … These results suggest that changes in the blood biochemical parameters could be an appropriate bio-indicator to evidence the existence of tissue damage in E. orbicularis …” #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic