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Characterisation of microplastic fibres and their degradation under environmental conditions
Degradation and toxicity of textile microfibres
Microplastic fibres (MPFs) are increasingly being reported as one of the dominant forms of microplastic pollution in aquatic environments. Clothing and textiles produced from synthetic fibres such as polyester (PES), polyacrylic (PAC) and nylon (PA) are considered some of the main sources of MPFs. H...
Effects of nylon microplastic on feeding, lipid accumulation and moulting in a coldwater copepod
Microplastic debris is a pervasive environmental contaminant that has the potential to impact the health of biota, although its modes of action remain somewhat unclear. The current study tested the hypothesis that exposure to fibrous and particulate microplastics would alter feeding, impacting on li...
Vehicle tyre particles a major marine polluter
Assessing the environmental impact of chemical additives released from end-of-life rubber products
Microplastics for Research and Risk assessment: First Results
MICROFIBRE: How dangerous are your clothes to the ocean?
From a crazy idea to a solid project – benefitting from a problem species
Microplastic in wild populations of the omnivorous crab Carcinus aestuarii: A review and a regional-scale test of extraction methods, including microfibres
Microplastic (MP) has become ubiquitous in the marine environment. Its threat to marine organisms has been demonstrated under laboratory conditions, yet studies on wild populations still face methodological difficulties. We reviewed the methods used to separate MP from soft animal tissues and highli...