PBS NewsHour

Scientists study the impact of hidden plastic

Clip: 09/23/2018 | 4m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

Microplastics -- tiny fragments of plastic contained in microbeads and microfibers of everyday household products -- have infiltrated the landscape, oceans and living organisms. By studying microplastics, scientists hope to better understand their impact and how to limit their damage. Andrea Thompson, associate editor for sustainability for Scientific American, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.

Aired: 09/23/18

Rating: NR

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