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Record nummer 2251097
Titel artikel Microplastics in freshwaters and drinking water: Critical review and assessment of data quality
Auteur(s) Koelmans, A.A. ; Nor, N.H.M. ; Hermsen, E. ; Kooi, M. ; Mintenig, S.M. ; De France, J.
Tijdschrifttitel Water research : the journal of the International Association on Water Quality
Deel(Jaar)Nummer (2019)155
Paginering 410 - 422
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Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Microplastics have recently been detected in drinking water as well as in drinking water sources. This presence has triggered discussions on possible implications for human health. However, there have been questions regarding the quality of these occurrence studies since there are no standard sampling, extraction and identification methods for microplastics. Accordingly, we assessed the quality of fifty studies researching microplastics in drinking water and in its major freshwater sources. This includes an assessment of microplastic occurrence data from river and lake water, groundwater, tap water and bottled drinking water. Studies of occurrence in wastewater were also reviewed. We review and propose best practices to sample, extract and detect microplastics and provide a quantitative quality assessment of studies reporting microplastic concentrations. Further, we summarize the findings related to microplastic concentrations, polymer types and particle shapes.
Betrokken instanties WUR
Universiteit Utrecht
KWR, Watercycle Research Institute
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