Study finds microplastics in clouds; climate and health at risk
A recent study by Japanese scientists published in Environmental Chemistry Letters has revealed that microplastics were found in clouds atop Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama. Researchers collected water samples from the mist surrounding these peaks and discovered nine types of polymers and one type of rubber. Each liter of cloud water contained 6.7 to 13.9 pieces of microplastics. This groundbreaking report highlights the spread of plastic pollution in the air and its potential impact on climate change.