Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES

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Hazards of microplastic exposure to animals uncertain

January 15, 2018

Microplastic and natural particles affect animals in similar ways, which makes evaluating the hazards of microplastics difficult, shows a new study by researchers from ACES and AquaBiota Water Research. These findings imply that unless we identify how and why microplastics differ from natural particles in their interaction with animals, we cannot be certain of how harmful they are. The study …

Land use affects climate more than previously thought

December 28, 2017

Forestry and pasturage have a much greater impact on the climate than previously thought. The ability of forests to store carbon dioxide decreases when people use them or let animals out to graze in them, and this usually applies to forestry and not just deforestation. This is shown in a study published by ACES researchers and their colleagues in Vienna, …

Phase-out of perfluorinated substances in North America and Europe shows promise for reducing impact on health but not the environment

December 27, 2017

The concentrations of a number of perfluorinated substances are currently on the decrease in humans in North America and Europe. However, in the environment, the same substances show no change. A team of researchers at ACES, completed a systematic review of how the concentrations of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) have been affected in the environment and in humans since their phase-out …

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