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Our homes are full of harmful microplastics. Here's how to minimize the risk

Our homes are hotbed for microplastics. Image: Unsplash/Jimmy Dean

Mark Patrick Taylor

Professor of Environmental Science and Human Health, Macquarie University

Scott P. Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University

Neda Sharifi Soltani

Academic Casual, Macquarie University


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