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  1. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  4. 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

    Content type: Perspective

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  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Review

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Discussion

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