Microplastics in Kansas lakes
A new global study, published in Nature, found microplastics in every lake sampled — no matter how remote. But how do Kansas lakes stack up?
Clinton Lake in Kansas has fewer microplastics than most freshwater lakes, according to a global study recently published in Nature. A microplastic is any plastic particle that measures at 5 millimeters or less.
On Up To Date, KCUR's Steve Kraske spoke with Ted Harris, a researcher at the Kansas Biological Survey, about the study's findings.
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