For the first time, a research team from National University of Singapore has observed that nanoplastics - particles less than 1 micrometre and invisible to human eye - consumed by larvae of a common barnacle, are retained and accumulated in the organism until they reach adulthood. Photo: NUS

Nanoplastics can accumulate in marine life and threaten human health: Singapore study

But researchers estimate that there’s already over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean

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For the first time, a research team from National University of Singapore has observed that nanoplastics - particles less than 1 micrometre and invisible to human eye - consumed by larvae of a common barnacle, are retained and accumulated in the organism until they reach adulthood. Photo: NUS
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