This is the first of a two-part episode on environmental pollution with microplastics. In this episode, I have a chat with Martin Wagner, an Associate Professor from the University of Trondheim in Norway who was visiting our University a couple of weeks back.
We talk about whether there is an environmental impact from the widespread environmental occurrence with microplastic, how microplastic pollution relates to the wider issue of plastic pollution and possible policy actions.
I’ll follow that up with some of my own thoughts and a reflection on recently published literature in the next episode of Our Chemicalized World.
- Allan Burton’s discussion paper “Stressor Exposures Determine Risk: So, Why Do Fellow Scientists Continue To Focus on Superficial Microplastics Risk?” can be found here. OpenAccess.
- Martin Wagner’s homepage is here.
- And here is our debate on “Microplastics in the environment: Much ado about nothing?” OpenAccess.