Interview with Prof of Environmental Engineering Anas Ghadouani from the University of WA. Ghadouani says there is now major awareness from the research end of microplastic. He mentions they always f

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Interview with Prof of Environmental Engineering Anas Ghadouani from the University of WA. Ghadouani says there is now major awareness from the research end of microplastic.  He mentions they always find more than expected on microplastic because it is everywhere. Ghadouani says it is alarming that they keep finding more than expected. He explains how the microplastic affects the food chain from animals to humans. Ghadouani says any microplastic that ends up in the human system will likely end up in human circulation. He points out there is a fear the particles will end up in the human brain or nervous system. Ghadouani says it is good there is more public awareness but the issue is still significant that the United Nations made a statement making it an international matter. He says he is not researchers were able to find the particles stick together and made its way to the food chain. Ghadouani points out the bacterias attracted to the plastic. He says bacteria is important to man but it will do whatever it wants. Ghadouani says the bacteria can be a perfect filter for collecting microplastic. He notes the consumers are well positioned to control micro plastic but everyone needs to contribute since the microplastic is everywhere. Ghadouani mentions there is technology to vaporised microplastic if it is tracked. He mentions the crackdown led in petrol as an example of how technology can help the environment. Ghadouani says that is where the regulatory process of microplastic is heading.
Period5 Feb 2019

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  • TitleInterview with Prof of Environmental Engineering Anas Ghadouani from the University of WA. Ghadouani says there is now major awareness from the research end of microplastic
    Media name/outlet2SER FM
    CountryAustralia
    Date5/02/19
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani