Can of microplastics in the soil lead to the destruction of ecosystems?

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Can of microplastics in the soil lead to the destruction of ecosystems?

earthworms should not eat microplastics

Many science-fiction works were painted the darkest picture of the future of human civilization. However, none of the fiction writers did not foresee is truly terrible and widespread micro-plastic particles. Today the situation got a little out of control, so we don't only breathe microplastics, but also drink it . However, the most unpleasant in this whole story is the results of a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of England of microplastics in the soil causes earthworms to lose weight. Why is this important, you ask? The fact that the soil is affected by microplastics, brings less productivity due to less productive earthworms and lower pH. If this trend continues, our entire agricultural system may be compromised.

Why worms are important to the ecosystem

It's No secret that plastic today feed on virtually all species of marine birds, and in the stomachs of whales find tons of plastic waste, harm the micro-plastic is a little underrated. A new study published in the journal revealed is not the most pleasant location of the micro-plastic: the digestive tract of earthworms. If you don't fish every day, and the street is not so often the rain, you hardly pay attention to the modest life of earthworms. These endogenous worms that live in the upper layers of the soil do not require human attention play an important role in the functioning of ecosystems. Eating soil, these pink worms — Aporrectodea rosea — mixed minerals and air in the soil, which helps, among other things, to grow plants. Thus, worms are an important component of agricultural systems.

the micro-plastic look so

What do you think, what other dangers of microplastics? Let's discuss it with the participants . The team from the University of Southampton wanted to find out whether the introduction of the micro-plastic in the soil the growth of plants. The results of the study were disappointing: lead. After the soil application of different microplastic fibers — a biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA), conventional high density polyethylene (HDPE) and microplastic fibers of the clothes — researchers planted lawn grass ryegrass (Lolium perenne).

How microplastics affect plant seeds

is a serious problem for the health of the soil, however, as the scientists write, it has not been well studied. The long-term impact of micro-plastic on the soil can cause stunted development of soil biodiversity. Scientists say that the soil and processes that occur in it are alive and organic. They depend on decaying and dead matter, constantly flowing in different directions (for example, earthworms) and recyclable. Soil is one of the main reasons that some countries have become leading world powers. Fields with healthy soil provide an incredible amount of food for the planet.

Healthy soil is important for human survival

However, the damaged soil destroys not only the ecosystem, but also companies. when farmers try to increase yields by introducing mulching plastic, they unknowingly contaminate the soil with tons microplastic particles.

These particles then fall inside the earthworms (and other animals), with the result that they lose weight. At the same time, who recently announced that people. What do you think, agree?

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