E3S Web Conf.
Volume 265, 2021Actual Problems of Ecology and Environmental Management (APEEM 2021)
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Environmental and Food Safety|
|Published online||03 June 2021|
Microplastics as an emerging hazard to terrestrial and marine ecosystems: Sources, Occurrence and Analytical Methods
1 Laboratory of Environmental Engineering and Ecotechnology (LGEET-ENIS), Sfax, Tunisia
2 Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sfax (ISBS), Tunisia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Microplastics (MPs) with particles lower than 5mm in size, are crucial pollution of increasing ecotoxicological concern in the environments. Lately, studies on MPs have been documented globally due to increasing awareness of the potential risks for human health and for the environment. However due to limitations of different analytical methods and environmental assessment risk, MPs distribution and biological effects are still database topics. To clarify this gap, this study brings out a wide range of scientific literature related to MPs studies in different environmental compartments as well as sediments, oceans, coastlines, uptake and the health effect. The environmental and health risk related to microplastic contamination is still unclear.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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