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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Microplastics have been documented in drinking water, but their effects on human health from ingestion, or the concentrations at which those effects begin to manifest, are not established. Here, we report on t...

    Authors: Scott Coffin, Hans Bouwmeester, Susanne Brander, Pauliina Damdimopoulou, Todd Gouin, Ludovic Hermabessiere, Elaine Khan, Albert A. Koelmans, Christine L. Lemieux, Katja Teerds, Martin Wagner, Stephen B. Weisberg and Stephanie Wright
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:12
  10. Plastic debris both affects and is affected by the beaches it accumulates on. Most studies of microplastics (MPs) in beach sand are focused on coastal beaches or beaches of large lakes near population centers....

    Authors: Zhiqiang Gao, Kendall Wontor, James V. Cizdziel and Haitao Lu
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:10
  11. Plastic pollution is a major environmental concern due to its pervasiveness which continues to increase year on year, as a result of a continuing acceleration in global plastic production and use. Polyethylene...

    Authors: J. Cristóbal Aguilar-Guzmán, Katarzyna Bejtka, Marco Fontana, Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Anaid Meza Villezcas, Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt and Ana G. Rodríguez-Hernández
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:9
  12. In recent decades, the potential toxicological and environmental effects of microplastics (MPs) in the Mediterranean Sea region have received growing attention. The number of studies in this area has increased...

    Authors: Marija Papadimitriu and Graeme Allinson
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:8
  13. Micro- and nanoplastics (MNP) can be found virtually everywhere around us in the biosphere and food chain, therefore humans are continuously exposed to MNP, mainly via inhalation and ingestion. Here, we have a...

    Authors: Joanne M. Donkers, Elena M. Höppener, Ilya Grigoriev, Lena Will, Barbro N. Melgert, Bas van der Zaan, Evita van de Steeg and Ingeborg M. Kooter
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:6
  14. This correspondence article provides a response to comments that have been raised regarding the long-range environmental transport of chemical additives associated with microplastic particles and plastic debri...

    Authors: Todd Gouin
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:5

    The original article was published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:14

    The original article was published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:4

  15. Important clarifications regarding the long-range environmental transport of chemical additives contained in floating plastic debris are presented.

    Authors: Juliane Glüge, Narain M. Ashta, Dorte Herzke, Laurent Lebreton and Martin Scheringer
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:4

    The original article was published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:14

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:5

  16. The global production of plastic currently exceeds 300 million tonnes per year. The extensive use of plastics and bad waste management has resulted in the presence of microplastics at different levels in the f...

    Authors: Ruud Peters, Nadine de Jong, Laura de Haan, Stephanie Wright and Hans Bouwmeester
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:3
  17. Concern regarding the human health implications that exposure to nano- and microplastic particles (NMPs) potentially represents is increasing. While there have been several years of research reporting on the e...

    Authors: Todd Gouin, Robert Ellis-Hutchings, Leah M. Thornton Hampton, Christine L. Lemieux and Stephanie L. Wright
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:2
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of disposable plastics, including medical masks, which have become a necessity in our daily lives. As these are often improperly disposed of, they represent an impor...

    Authors: Anita Jemec Kokalj, Andraž Dolar, Damjana Drobne, Marjan Marinšek, Matej Dolenec, Luka Škrlep, Gregor Strmljan, Branka Mušič and Andrijana Sever Škapin
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:1
  19. Mass estimates of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes based on surface samples differ by orders of magnitude from what is predicted by production and input rates. It has been theorized that a potential locati...

    Authors: Juliette Daily, Victor Onink, Cleo E. Jongedijk, Charlotte Laufkötter and Matthew J. Hoffman
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:19
  20. Raindrops impacting water surfaces such as lakes or oceans produce myriads of tiny droplets which are ejected into the atmosphere at very high speeds. Here we combine computer simulations and experimental meas...

    Authors: Moritz Lehmann, Lisa Marie Oehlschlägel, Fabian P. Häusl, Andreas Held and Stephan Gekle
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:18
  21. Marine plastic abundance has increased over the past 60 years and microplastics (< 5 mm) constitute a primary component of such litter. Filter-feeding megafauna, such as the whale shark, might be particularly ...

    Authors: Mila Mi Hua Yong, Clara Leistenschneider, Joni Anne Miranda, Maria Kristina Paler, Christine Legaspi, Elitza Germanov, Gonzalo Araujo, Patricia Burkhardt-Holm and Gabriel Erni-Cassola
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:17
  22. A total of 8218 pelagic microplastic samples from the world’s oceans were synthesized to create a dataset composed of raw, calibrated, processed, and gridded data which are made available to the public. The ra...

    Authors: Atsuhiko Isobe, Takafumi Azuma, Muhammad Reza Cordova, Andrés Cózar, Francois Galgani, Ryuichi Hagita, La Daana Kanhai, Keiri Imai, Shinsuke Iwasaki, Shin’ichro Kako, Nikolai Kozlovskii, Amy L. Lusher, Sherri A. Mason, Yutaka Michida, Takahisa Mituhasi, Yasuhiro Morii…
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:16
  23. Microplastic fibers are frequent contaminants of aquatic ecosystems. Early life stages of aquatic organisms are predicted to be especially vulnerable to microplastic pollution. We hypothesized that microplasti...

    Authors: Anja Bunge (née Rebelein), Ulrike Kammann and Jörn Peter Scharsack
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:15
  24. Over the last several years there has been increasing concern regarding the environmental fate and potential global transport of plastic debris, particularly in the form of microplastic particles (MPs). The gl...

    Authors: Todd Gouin
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:14

    The Letter to Editor to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:4

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2022 2:5

  25. A central challenge in microplastics (MP, diameter < 5 mm) research is the analysis of small plastic particles in an efficient manner. This review focuses on the recent application of infrared hyperspectral im...

    Authors: Andrea Faltynkova, Geir Johnsen and Martin Wagner
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:13
  26. The treatment of samples for microplastic (MP) analysis requires purification steps that sufficiently reduce the non-MP content while preserving the targeted particles integrity. Besides their macromolecular s...

    Authors: Robin Lenz, Kristina Enders, Franziska Fischer, Josef Brandt, Dieter Fischer and Matthias Labrenz
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:12
  27. Occurrence and distribution of microplastics in different ecosystems have recently become subjects of numerous studies. However, to date the research has focused mainly on marine and freshwater ecosystems and ...

    Authors: Hannes Laermanns, Moritz Lehmann, Marcel Klee, Martin G. J. Löder, Stephan Gekle and Christina Bogner
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:11
  28. Tire wear represents a large source of microplastic entering the aquatic environment, however little is known about its environmental risks. Here, we provide the first assessment of the environmental risks of ...

    Authors: Jacqueline E. Tamis, Albert A. Koelmans, Rianne Dröge, Nicolaas H. B. M. Kaag, Marinus C. Keur, Peter C. Tromp and Ruud H. Jongbloed
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:10
  29. Human exposure to nano- and microplastics (NMPs) has raised major societal concerns, yet no framework to assess the risks of NMPs for human health exists. A substantial proportion of plastic produced worldwide...

    Authors: Seta Noventa, Matthew S. P. Boyles, Andreas Seifert, Simone Belluco, Aracaeli Sánchez Jiménez, Helinor J. Johnston, Lang Tran, Teresa F. Fernandes, Lapo Mughini-Gras, Massimiliano Orsini, Fabiana Corami, Kepa Castro, Franco Mutinelli, Massimo Boldrin, Victor Puntes, Mahshid Sotoudeh…
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:9
  30. Although microplastics are ubiquitous in today’s natural environments, our understanding of the materials, quantities, and particle sizes involved remains limited. The recovery of microplastics from different ...

    Authors: Patrizia Pfohl, Christian Roth, Lars Meyer, Ute Heinemeyer, Till Gruendling, Christiane Lang, Nikolaus Nestle, Thilo Hofmann, Wendel Wohlleben and Sarah Jessl
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:8
  31. Microplastics are a diverse and ubiquitous contaminant, a global change driver with potential to alter ecosystem properties and processes. Microplastic-induced effects in soils are manifold as microplastics di...

    Authors: Anika Lehmann, Eva F. Leifheit, Maurice Gerdawischke and Matthias C. Rillig
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:7
  32. Over the last several years there has been an increase in studies reporting the presence of microplastic particles (MPs) in both indoor and outdoor air. Data reported reflect a variety of different types of ai...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Wright, Todd Gouin, Albert A. Koelmans and Lisa Scheuermann
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:6
  33. Plastic particulates in the environment pose an increasing concern for regulatory bodies due to their potential risk to higher organisms (including humans) as they enter the food chain. Nanoplastics (defined h...

    Authors: Andrea Valsesia, Jeremie Parot, Jessica Ponti, Dora Mehn, Rita Marino, Daniela Melillo, Shin Muramoto, Mike Verkouteren, Vincent A. Hackley and Pascal Colpo
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:5
  34. Microplastics may affect soil ecosystem functioning in critical ways, with previously documented effects including changes in soil structure and water dynamics; this suggests that microbial populations and the...

    Authors: Matthias C. Rillig, Mathias Hoffmann, Anika Lehmann, Yun Liang, Matthias Lück and Jürgen Augustin
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:3
  35. Whilst both plastic production and inputs at sea have increased since the 1950s, several modelling studies predict a further increase in the coming years in these respective quantities. We compiled scientific ...

    Authors: Francois Galgani, Aleke Stoefen-o Brien, Judith Weis, Christos Ioakeimidis, Qamar Schuyler, Iryna Makarenko, Huw Griffiths, Joan Bondareff, Dick Vethaak, Alan Deidun, Paula Sobral, Konstantinos Topouzelis, Penny Vlahos, Fernanda Lana, Martin Hassellov, Olivia Gerigny…
    Citation: Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2021 1:2