Micro (nano) plastics sources, fate, and effects: what we know after ten years of research

Steve Allen, Deonie Allen, Samaneh Karbalaei, Vittorio Maselli, Tony R. Walker

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Abstract

The last decade has been transformative for micro(nano)plastic (MnP) research with recent discoveries revealing the extent and magnitude of MnP pollution, even in the world's most remote places. Historically, while researchers recognized that most plastic pollution was derived from land-based sources, it was generally believed that microplastic particles (i.e., plastic fragments
Original languageEnglish
Article number100057
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials Advances
Volume6
Early online date24 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Keywords

  • Plastic pollution
  • Microplastics
  • Nanoplastics
  • Micro(nano)plastics (MnPs)
  • Harmful effects
  • Environmental toxicity

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