IT Home, Aug. 15, 2008. According to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, ninety percent of rainwater collected in different locations in Colorado, including the peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park, contains tiny plastic debris, beads and fibers.
Researchers analyzed rainwater under a microscope and found plastic particles of various colors floating on the surface.
Researchers do not yet know how these plastic fibers get into the atmosphere, but have identified them as fibers from garbage and synthetic clothing.
At present, from urban areas to the sea, to animals and even human stomach, almost all found microplastics. Published in Nature