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Microplastics stunt growth of worms, study finds

The damaging effect of plastic waste in the ocean is well-documented but new research shows this polluting material could also make soils significantly less fertile.

Scientists have found microplastics stunt the growth of worms, which could have serious impacts on entire ecosystems and inhibit the growth of crops that feed humans.

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/microplastics-worm-growth-ecosystems-pollution-study-a9100866.html

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