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TOMSK –Tiny plastic fibres from synthetic clothing were the most prevalent form of microplastics found in samples of rain and snow collected in Siberia by Russian scientists. Researchers from Tomsk State University (TSU) said the large presence of synthetic microfibres is because such fibres are light and more easily carried in the air.

TSU Biological Institute scientists have for several years measured atmospheric deposition of microplastics in several parts of Siberia, including the Tomsk city perimeter.

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