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NIST Study Shows Everyday Plastic Products Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water

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Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th NIST Director

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NIST Collaborates With EPA to Develop a Standard to Improve Fecal Pollution Measurements in Recreational Waters

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