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Record number 440009
Title Microplastics in aquatic food chain : sources, measurement, occurrence and potential health risks
Author(s) Hollman, P.C.H.; Bouwmeester, H.; Peters, R.J.B.
Source Wageningen : Rikilt - Institute of Food Safety (Report / RIKILT, Institute of Food Safety 2013.003) - 27
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse
RIKILT - BU Toxicology Bioassays & Novel Foods
RIKILT - Business unit Contaminants & Toxins
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) microplastics - ecotoxicologie - gezondheid - voedselketens - aquatische ecologie - ecotoxicology - health - food chains - aquatic ecology
Categories Environmental Toxicology, Ecotoxicology / Aquatic Ecology
Abstract Pollution of the environment with plastics is a growing problem, and is expected to persist for hundreds to thousands of years. As a result microplastics, plastic particles with size smaller than 5 mm, are ubiquitously present in the aquatic food chain. The present literature review shows that the information needed for such an evaluation is not available yet
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