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Goo made from okra can filter microplastics out of water

A plant-based extract could be a non-toxic and sustainable alternative to polyacrylamide for removing microplastic pollution from water

Environment 22 March 2022

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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), also known as bhindi

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A goo made from kitchen ingredients like okra and fenugreek is as effective at removing microplastics from water as an industry standard.

Microplastics are fragments of plastic smaller than 5 millimetres across that pollute water sources across the world. Their possible health effects are a cause of concern, although we still know little about their impact in the body. They can be removed from water supplies by using a fossil fuel-based gel, polyacrylamide, but this can be toxic to humans under certain conditions.

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