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  1. The availability of many microplastic analysis methods is challenging for researchers and policy makers when tasked with choosing optimal methods for their research question and a given budget. In this study, ...

    Authors: Nelle Meyers, Kathrin Kopke, Natalja Buhhalko, Karin Mattsson, Colin R. Janssen, Gert Everaert and Bavo De Witte
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2024 4:4
  2. Riverbed sediments have recently been found to be an important reservoir for microplastics. But the hydrogeological factors that control the abundance of microplastics are complex and conceptual frameworks pri...

    Authors: Matthias Munz, Constantin Loui, Denise Postler, Marco Pittroff and Sascha E. Oswald
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2024 4:2
  3. Microplastic (MP) particles can be ejected into the air by jet drops when gas bubbles burst at water surfaces. For a qualitative and quantitative understanding of this transport mechanism from the hydrosphere ...

    Authors: Lisa Marie Oehlschlägel, Sebastian Schmid, Moritz Lehmann, Stephan Gekle and Andreas Held
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2024 4:1
  4. The potential effects of microplastic particle exposure on environmental organisms has sparked intense research activities. Various studies have been conducted, however on a limited set of mostly pristine poly...

    Authors: Dana Kühnel, Tim Steska, Karsten Schlich, Carmen Wolf, Wendel Wohlleben and Kerstin Hund-Rinke
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:29
  5. Effective laboratory methods are a requirement to obtain accurate data on the contamination of the environment with microplastics. However, current methods often lack specification and validation of performanc...

    Authors: Julia A. Prume, Hannes Laermanns, Martin G. J. Löder, Christian Laforsch, Christina Bogner and Martin Koch
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:26
  6. Scientific research over the past decade has demonstrated that plastic in our oceans has detrimental consequences for marine life at all trophic levels. As countries negotiate an international legally binding ...

    Authors: Camille Richon, Karin Kvale, Laurent Lebreton and Matthias Egger
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:25
  7. Plastics pollution research attracts scientists from diverse disciplines. Many Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are drawn to this field to investigate and subsequently mitigate the negative impacts of plastics....

    Authors: Denise M. Mitrano, Moritz Bigalke, Andy M. Booth, Camilla Catarci Carteny, Scott Coffin, Matthias Egger, Andreas Gondikas, Thorsten Hüffer, Albert A. Koelmans, Elma Lahive, Karin Mattsson, Stephanie Reynaud and Stephan Wagner
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:24
  8. The global effects of MP (MP) pollution on the environment are concerning, and they are exacerbated by the multiple sources of pollution in aquatic environments such as urban runoff, waste mismanagement, indus...

    Authors: Malelili Naulivou Rokomatu, Geetika Bhagwat-Russell, Logeshwaran Panneerselvan, Subash Raju, Viliame Savou, Timaima Waqainabete and Thavamani Palanisami
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:23
  9. Estimation of a species sensitivity distribution (SSD) by fitting a statistical distribution to ecotoxicity data is a promising approach to deriving “safe” concentrations for microplastics. However, most exist...

    Authors: Yuichi Iwasaki, Kazutaka M. Takeshita, Koji Ueda and Wataru Naito
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:21
  10. As a direct result of laboratory sample manipulation required to identify microplastics (MPs) within a given matrix, some MPs are inevitably lost. The extent of this loss can be quite significant and varies gr...

    Authors: O. Hagelskjær, A. Crézé, G. Le Roux and J. E. Sonke
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:28

  11. There is a critical need to generate environmentally relevant microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) to better investigate their behavior in laboratory settings. Environmental MPs are heterogenous in size ...

    Authors: Campbell J. McColley, Jeffrey A. Nason, Bryan J. Harper and Stacey L. Harper
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:20
  12. Once emitted into the environment, macro- (MaP), micro- (MP) and nanoplastics (NP) are exposed to environmental weathering. Yet, the effects of biogeochemical weathering factors occurring in the soil environme...

    Authors: Alexandra Foetisch, Montserrat Filella, Benjamin Watts, Maeva Bragoni and Moritz Bigalke
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:18
  13. Recent years have seen considerable scientific attention devoted towards documenting the presence of microplastics (MPs) in environmental samples. Due to omnipresence of environmental microplastics, however, d...

    Authors: Michael J. Noonan, Nicole Grechi, C. Lauren Mills and Marcia de A. M. M. Ferraz
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:17
  14. Since 2015, the determination of microplastics (MPs; < 5 mm) in soil has gained increasing attention. However, usual analytical protocols still render a comparison of results challenging. This structured revie...

    Authors: Kristof Dorau, Martin Hoppe, Daniel Rückamp, Jan Köser, Georg Scheeder, Katrin Scholz and Elke Fries
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:15
  15. Tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) are an important microplastics contributor to the environment, although direct observations along suggested pathways are virtually absent. There are concerns for both human ...

    Authors: Karin Mattsson, Juliana Aristéia de Lima, Tim Wilkinson, Ida Järlskog, Elisabet Ekstrand, Yvonne Andersson Sköld, Mats Gustafsson and Martin Hassellöv
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:14
  16. The extraction and characterization of secondary microplastics, those formed through subjection to the environment, must continuously improve in accuracy and applicability in order to generate robust microplas...

    Authors: Jeanne M. Hankett, Jennifer L. Holtz, Imari Walker-Franklin, Kathryn Shaffer, Jerome Jourdan, Derek C. Batiste, Jessie M. Garcia, Christine Kaczan, Wendel Wohlleben and Lee Ferguson
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:13
  17. Paint particles are a highly-important but as-yet overlooked type of microplastic commonly found in coastal sediment, although research interest is growing. There is a need for paint particles as laboratory st...

    Authors: Alexander S. Tagg
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:12
  18. Plastic pollution is now so widespread that microplastics are regularly detected in biological samples surveyed for their presence. Despite their pervasiveness, very little is known about the effects of microp...

    Authors: C. Lauren Mills, Joy Savanagouder, Marcia de Almeida Monteiro Melo Ferraz and Michael J. Noonan
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:11
  19. Micro- and nanoplastics (MNP) are ubiquitous, but little is known about the risks they pose to human health. Currently available data are of limited use for developing relevant risk assessments due to poor qua...

    Authors: Luke A. Parker, Elena M. Höppener, Edward F. van Amelrooij, Sieger Henke, Ingeborg M. Kooter, Kalouda Grigoriadi, Merel G. A. Nooijens, Andrea M. Brunner and Arjen Boersma
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:10
  20. This research project investigates the potential of machine learning for the analysis of microplastic Raman spectra in environmental samples. Based on a data set of > 64,000 Raman spectra (10.7% polymer spectr...

    Authors: Felix Weber, Andreas Zinnen and Jutta Kerpen
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:9
  21. Microplastics are small (< 5 mm) synthetic polymers that are a contaminant of emerging concern and can be difficult to identify due to their diversity in size, shape and composition. The hot needle test, or ho...

    Authors: Barbara Beckingham, Adriana Apintiloaiei, Caroline Moore and Jay Brandes
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:8
  22. Concern about plastic pollution, including microplastics, is high amongst European citizens, and effective actions are needed to reduce microplastic pollution. However, there is still uncertainty and debate ab...

    Authors: Maja Grünzner, Sabine Pahl, Mathew P. White and Richard C. Thompson
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:7
  23. A majority of American adults report having used sex toys, which, by design, interact with intimate and permeable body parts yet have not been subject to sufficient risk assessment or management. Physical and ...

    Authors: Joana Marie Sipe, Jaleesia D. Amos, Robert F. Swarthout, Amalia Turner, Mark R. Wiesner and Christine Ogilvie Hendren
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:6
  24. Anthropogenic microfibres are a prevalent, persistent and globally distributed form of marine debris. Evidence of microfibre ingestion has been demonstrated in a range of organisms, including Mytilus spp. (mussel...

    Authors: Christopher Walkinshaw, Trevor J. Tolhurst, Penelope K. Lindeque, Richard C. Thompson and Matthew Cole
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:5
  25. Microplastic particle concentration at the sea surface is critical for quantifying microplastic transport across the water-air interface. Previous studies suggest that the concentration at the sea surface is e...

    Authors: Moritz Lehmann, Fabian P. Häusl and Stephan Gekle
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:4
  26. The intensive global plastic production, use and associated plastic pollution have caused concern for the potential risks to human health and the environment. This has led to the adoption of numerous regulator...

    Authors: Maria Bille Nielsen, Lauge Peter Westergaard Clausen, Richard Cronin, Steffen Foss Hansen, Nikoline Garner Oturai and Kristian Syberg
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:3
  27. Although a considerable knowledge base exists for environmental contamination from nanoscale and colloidal particles, significant knowledge gaps exist regarding the sources, transport, distribution, and effect...

    Authors: Mark C. Surette, Denise M. Mitrano and Kim R. Rogers
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:2
  28. Cigarettes are the most littered item in public spaces. Smokers who litter are leaving a trace of toxic waste that adds to the global plastic pollution due to harmful chemicals and semisynthetic microfibres th...

    Authors: Therese Nitschke, Agathe Bour, Magnus Bergquist, Marion Blanchard, Francesca Molinari and Bethanie Carney Almroth
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2023 3:1
  29. Evidence for direct adverse effects of micro- and nanoplastic particles (MNPs) on human health is scarce, but it has been hypothesized that MNPs act as carriers for environmental pollutants such as polycyclic ...

    Authors: Emeka Ephraim Emecheta, Diana Borda Borda, Patrizia Marie Pfohl, Wendel Wohlleben, Christoph Hutzler, Andrea Haase and Alexander Roloff
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:29
  30. Since 1950 humans have introduced 8300 teragrams (Tg, 1012 g, millions of metric tons) of plastic polymers into the Earth’s surface environment. Accounting for the dispersal and fate of produced plastics and frag...

    Authors: Jeroen E. Sonke, Alkuin M. Koenig, Nadiia Yakovenko, Oskar Hagelskjær, Henar Margenat, Sophia V. Hansson, Francois De Vleeschouwer, Olivier Magand, Gael Le Roux and Jennie L. Thomas
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:28
  31. Common sediment samplers for microplastics (MP) such as grab samplers or corers are limited to certain grain sizes and known to cause disruption of sediments which results in a loss of fine and low-density par...

    Authors: Yasmin Adomat, Melanie Kahl, Fabian Musche and Thomas Grischek
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:27
  32. Microplastic is now ubiquitous in freshwater, sediment and biota, globally. This is as a consequence of inputs from, for example, waste mismanagement, effluents from wastewater treatment plants and surface run...

    Authors: Emilie M. F. Kallenbach, Tor Erik Eriksen, Rachel R. Hurley, Dean Jacobsen, Cecilie Singdahl-Larsen and Nikolai Friberg
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:26
  33. Floodplain soilscapes act as temporary sinks in the environment and are nowadays affected by multiple contaminant accumulations and exposures, including different trace metals and plastics. Despite increasing ...

    Authors: Collin J. Weber, Christian Opp, Julia A. Prume, Martin Koch and Peter Chifflard
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:25
  34. The African continent is rarely the focus of microplastics research, although the ubiquity of microplastics in the environment is undisputed and still increasing. Due to the high production and use of plastic ...

    Authors: L. Faulstich, J. A. Prume, R. Arendt, Ch. Reinhardt-Imjela, P. Chifflard and A. Schulte
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:24
  35. Polymers are omnipresent in our everyday lives. For specific applications, their properties can be extensively modified by various types of additives, e.g., processing stabilizers, antioxidants, UV-stabilizers...

    Authors: Nora Meides, Anika Mauel, Teresa Menzel, Volker Altstädt, Holger Ruckdäschel, Jürgen Senker and Peter Strohriegl
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:23
  36. This paper examines a number of specific, practical recommendations to advance knowledge and move towards evidence-based solutions to microplastic (MP) pollution in the Nordic marine environment. The paper app...

    Authors: Sophie Jensen, Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Claudia Halsband, Halldór Pálmar Halldórsson, Heather A. Leslie, Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir, Hermann Dreki Guls, Katrin Vorkamp, Maria E. Granberg, Valtýr Sigurðsson and Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:22
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    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:21

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  38. There is definitive evidence that microplastics, defined as plastic particles less than 5 mm in size, are ubiquitous in the environment and can cause harm to aquatic organisms. These findings have prompted leg...

    Authors: Leah M. Thornton Hampton, Susanne M. Brander, Scott Coffin, Matthew Cole, Ludovic Hermabessiere, Albert A. Koelmans and Chelsea M. Rochman
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:20
  39. Assessing microplastics risk to aquatic ecosystems has been limited by lack of holistic exposure data and poor understanding of biological response thresholds. Here we take advantage of two recent advances, a ...

    Authors: Scott Coffin, Stephen B. Weisberg, Chelsea Rochman, Merel Kooi and Albert A. Koelmans
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:19
  40. To assess the potential risk of microplastic exposure to humans and aquatic ecosystems, reliable toxicity data is needed. This includes a more complete foundational understanding of microplastic toxicity and b...

    Authors: Leah M. Thornton Hampton, Hans Bouwmeester, Susanne M. Brander, Scott Coffin, Matthew Cole, Ludovic Hermabessiere, Alvine C. Mehinto, Ezra Miller, Chelsea M. Rochman and Stephen B. Weisberg
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:18

    The Correction to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:21

  41. Microplastic particles (MPs) are ubiquitous across a wide range of aquatic habitats but determining an appropriate level of risk management is hindered by a poor understanding of environmental risk. Here, we i...

    Authors: Alvine C. Mehinto, Scott Coffin, Albert A. Koelmans, Susanne M. Brander, Martin Wagner, Leah M. Thornton Hampton, Allen G. Burton Jr, Ezra Miller, Todd Gouin, Stephen B. Weisberg and Chelsea M. Rochman
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:17

    The Correction to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:21

  42. The continuously increasing use of plastics is supposed to result in a rising exposure of MNPs to humans. Available data on human health risks of microplastics after oral uptake increased immensely in the past...

    Authors: Maxi B. Paul, Christoph Fahrenson, Lucas Givelet, Tim Herrmann, Katrin Loeschner, Linda Böhmert, Andreas F. Thünemann, Albert Braeuning and Holger Sieg
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:16
  43. Despite global efforts to monitor, mitigate against, and prevent trash (mismanaged solid waste) pollution, no harmonized trash typology system has been widely adopted worldwide. This impedes the merging of dat...

    Authors: Hannah Hapich, Win Cowger, Andrew Gray, Neil Tangri, Tony Hale, Amr Magdy, Antoinette Vermilye, Walter Yu, Dick Ayres, Charles Moore, John Vermilye, Samiksha Singh, Aaron N. K. Haiman, Kathryn Youngblood, Yunfan Kang, Margaret McCauley…
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:15
  44. The pollution of the environment with microplastics (MPs) is affecting aquatic organisms worldwide, and yet intensive research, has thus far failed to deliver an adequate understanding of the detrimental effec...

    Authors: S. Roch, A. Rebl, W. Wolski and A. Brinker
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:14
  45. Throughout the past decade, many studies have reported adverse effects in biota following microplastic exposure. Yet, the field is still emerging as the current understanding of microplastic toxicity is limite...

    Authors: Leah M. Thornton Hampton, Heili Lowman, Scott Coffin, Emily Darin, Hannah De Frond, Ludovic Hermabessiere, Ezra Miller, Vera N. de Ruijter, Andrea Faltynkova, Syd Kotar, Laura Monclús, Samreen Siddiqui, Johannes Völker, Susanne Brander, Albert A. Koelmans, Chelsea M. Rochman…
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:13

    The Correction to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:21

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