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Chandigarh: PU researchers get patent for biodegradable food packaging film

This patent encompasses the creation of a biodegradable food packaging film crafted from renewable, environmentally friendly materials, designed for the storage and preservation of food items

The invention addresses the issue of plastic pollution, particularly the presence of plastic particles in water, food, placenta and the human body, which pose significant health risks. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Scientifically Speaking | How synthetic materials are infiltrating our bodies

There is an unseen impact of plastics on human health, with tiny plastic particles pervading our bodies and potentially causing harm and diseases.

Plastics have been found in every corner of the globe, from the deepest ocean trenches to remote mountain tops, signalling a profound and pervasive environmental issue.(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 05:14 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

6 ways nanoplastics affect our health from heart issues to cognitive decline

Nanoplastics alter gut microbiota, may cause liver and heart inflammation, and even lead to neurotoxicity. Here are 6 ways the tiny invaders affect us.

One microplastic particle can break down into billions of nanoplastic particles, making their entry easier in the bloodstream, various organs, brain and even in the placenta of the unborn baby. (Freepik)
Published on Jan 17, 2024 01:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Health concerns soar as study exposes high nanoplastics levels in bottled water

Alarming study reveals bottled water of popular brands contain up to 100 times more nanoplastics than previously estimated and could pose serious health risks

Health concerns soar as new research exposes high levels of nanoplastics in bottled water (Photo by Pexels)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 11:00 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Scientifically Speaking | Will microbes engineer our future?

With effective commercialisation and scaling strategies, industries might be able to convert discarded plastics into eco-friendly products or raw materials

Plastic pollution is one of our most pressing environmental crises.( PTI)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 07:43 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra
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