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dc.contributor.authorWard, Collin P.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Christopher M.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T20:46:18Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T08:48:49Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-10
dc.identifier.citationWard, C. P., & Reddy, C. M. (2020). Opinion: we need better data about the environmental persistence of plastic goods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(26), 14618-14621.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/25929
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © National Academy of Sciences, 2020. This article is posted here by permission of National Academy of Sciences for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117(26), (2020): 14618-14621, doi:10.1073/pnas.2008009117.en_US
dc.description.abstractPlastic pollution is one of the most visible and complex environmental issues today. Interested and concerned parties include researchers, governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, industry, media, and the general public. One key assumption behind the issue and the public outcry is that plastics last indefinitely in the environment, resulting in chronic exposure that harms animals and humans. But the data supporting this assumption are scant.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Briana Prado, Cassia Armstrong, and Anna Walsh for their help with the review, Kenneth Kostel, Katie Linehan, Daniel Ward, and Rose Cory for feedback on an earlier version of this piece, John Furfey for assistance with tracking down the original sources of the environmental lifetime estimates, and Natalie Reiner for help with Fig. 1. We acknowledge financial support from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA) and the Seaver Institute (Los Angeles, CA).en_US
dc.publisherNational Academy of Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2008009117
dc.titleOpinion: we need better data about the environmental persistence of plastic goodsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2020-12-10en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1073/pnas.2008009117


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