Microplastics in freshwater ecosystems : what we know and what we need to know

(…) MP represent freshwater contaminants of emerging concern. However, to assess the environmental risk associated with MP, comprehensive data on their abundance, fate, sources, and biological effects in freshwater ecosystems are needed. Establishing such data critically depends on a collaborative effort by environmental scientists from diverse disciplines (chemistry, hydrology, ecotoxicology, etc.) and, unsurprisingly, on the allocation of sufficient public funding.

Wagner et al., Environmental Sciences Europe 2014, 26:12, 9 pages, July 2014

The article (Open access)

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