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Title (Primary) Microplastic exposure assessment in aquatic environments: learning from similarities and differences to engineered nanoparticles
Author Hüffer, T.; Praetorius, A.; Wagner, S.; von der Kammer, F.; Hofmann, T.;
Journal Environmental Science & Technology
Year 2017
Department ANA;
Volume 51
Issue 5
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T31;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract Microplastics (MPs) have been identified as contaminants of emerging concern in aquatic environments and research into their behavior and fate has been sharply increasing in recent years. Nevertheless, significant gaps remain in our understanding of several crucial aspects of MP exposure and risk assessment, including the quantification of emissions, dominant fate processes, types of analytical tools required for characterization and monitoring, and adequate laboratory protocols for analysis and hazard testing. This Feature aims at identifying transferrable knowledge and experience from engineered nanoparticle (ENP) exposure assessment. This is achieved by comparing ENP and MPs based on their similarities as particulate contaminants, whereas critically discussing specific differences. We also highlight the most pressing research priorities to support an efficient development of tools and methods for MPs environmental risk assessment
ID 18656
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18656
Hüffer, T., Praetorius, A., Wagner, S., von der Kammer, F., Hofmann, T. (2017):
Microplastic exposure assessment in aquatic environments: learning from similarities and differences to engineered nanoparticles
Environ. Sci. Technol. 51 (5), 5499 - 2507