Plastics are everywhere these day, even where we wouldn’t expect to find them. Lake Superior is often viewed as the most pristine of the Great Lakes, yet microplastics are found in the lake’s water column and sediments. Click on Lake Superior to read about microplastics in the lake. Current research is also underway to determine if Minnesota’s inland lakes have these ubiquitous plastics too as you’ll see if you click on Inland Lakes. What about the beer you drink? Check that out by clicking on Beer!

The ramped up focus on microplastics is good news as scientist are now trying to better understand the risk they pose. Click on Risk Assessment to read more.