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Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans

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  • Math (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jklovanc (1603149) on Friday August 08, 2014 @02:01PM (#47631779)

    On average, a liter of water from the microlayer contained 195 particles—this concentration is 10 to 100 times higher than microplastic particles in water collected by other methods.

    One litre of water is 1,000,000 cubic millimetres. Given a depth of 1 mm that would cover 1 square meter. So therefore 195 particles per square meter. They don't go into how big these particles are. The issue is that these particle float and therefore would be concentrated in the upper 1 millimetre of water. They have not shown it is a problem.

  • by whoever57 (658626) on Friday August 08, 2014 @02:08PM (#47631833) Journal
    Presumably, this paint and fibreglass has higher reflectivity, thus reducing climate change?

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