What About Microplastics? with Chelsea Rochman
They are everywhere: in our food, in our water, and inside of you.
Join us as “What About Water?” host Dr. Jay Famiglietti talks to University of Toronto Associate Professor (and University of Toronto Trash Team Founder) Dr. Chelsea Rochman to learn why plastics are forever.
Chelsea Rochman is an Assistant Professor in Ecology at the University of Toronto and a co-founder of the U of T Trash Team. Chelsea has been researching the sources, sinks and ecological implications of plastic debris in marine and freshwater habitats for more than a decade. She has published dozens of scientific papers in respected journals and has led international working groups about plastic pollution. In addition to her research, Chelsea works to translate her science beyond academia. For example, Chelsea presented her work to the United Nations General Assembly and is called upon to advise the provincial and federal governments on policies related to plastic pollution. Through the U of T Trash Team, she leads local science efforts that can directly inform local and global mitigations efforts.
Science paper: Microplastics research—from sink to source
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Review Paper: Rethinking microplastics as a diverse contaminant suite
Alfred-Wegner Institute Marine Litter and Microplastics Research
California Legislation of Microplastics in Drinking Water