E3S Web Conf.
Volume 143, 20202nd International Symposium on Architecture Research Frontiers and Ecological Environment (ARFEE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Environmental Science and Energy Engineering|
|Published online||24 January 2020|
Outlook and overview of microplastics pollution in ecological environment
Institute of Oceanographic Instrumentation, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences); Shandong Key Laboratory of Ocean Environmental Monitoring Technology, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, 266001, China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Microplastics are attracting more and more attention as a new type of pollutant in the ecological environment. Microplastics are difficult to degrade because of their unique physical and chemical properties. Some microplastics adsorbed toxic chemicals (e.g. heavy metals or organic pollutants) will cause a series of toxicological effects in organisms. This paper summarized the research progress in microplastics from the aspects of the types, distribution, detection and the toxicological effects. In addition, future research directions were also proposed and discussed.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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