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The fallout from humanity's addition to plastics is showing up in the waters of Lake Tahoe.

Scientists detected microplastics at several locations around the lake for this first time this year and they're working to understand what that means for human health and the environment of the Tahoe Basin.

  US food safety regulations allow more than 10,000 chemicals to be added to a variety of foods.


On the July 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll learn about changes in the recycling industry and how they affect what happens after you toss paper and plastic in the recycling bin.