Miner speaks with Eos about PPCPs in Ganges, microplastics on Everest

Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, spoke with Eos for an article about evidence of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) polluting the Ganges River. Miner says the finding adds to the growing body of studies documenting chemical and microplastic pollution throughout the Himalayas, which includes the discovery of microplastic pollution on Mount Everest. A team of scientists, which included CCI researchers, spotted microplastics on the “Balcony” of Mount Everest at 8,440 meters during the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. EcoWatch shared the Eos article.