Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 48: Gaano Kalala Ang Microplastics Problem Sa Pilipinas?
Co-hosted by Daisy C. Acuña, Executive President of the Veterinary Circle for 10, this episode features Dr. Jose Isagani “J.I.” Janairo. Dr. Janairo is a Full Professor at the Biology Department of De La Salle University, where he also serves as the Head of the Biological Control Research Unit under the Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research.
We talked about how microplastics end up in the ocean, the adverse effects of microplastics on animals and humans, how the pandemic impacted plastic pollution in the country, what we can do to help solve the microplastics problem in the Philippines, and more.
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How to contact Daisy:
Facebook: Daisy C. Acuña
Facebook (Official Page): @veterinarycirclefor10
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 48 here:
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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco
Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.