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- Francisca Ribeiro; Jake W. O'Brien; Tamara Galloway; Kevin V. Thomas
- Trends in analytical chemistry 2019 v.111 pp. 139-147
- aquatic invertebrates; birds; environmental impact; humans; insects; marine mammals; mechanism of action; nanoplastics; sea turtles; tissues
- ... Following a decade of research on the environmental impacts of microplastics, a knowledge gap remains on the processes by which micro and nanoplastics pass across biological barriers, enter cells and are subject to biological mechanisms. Here we summarize available literature on the accumulation of microplastics and their associated contaminants in a variety of organisms including humans. Most dat ...
- Veerle L.B. Jaspers; Adrian Covaci; Dorte Herzke; Igor Eulaers; Marcel Eens
- Trends in analytical chemistry 2019 v.118 pp. 223-226
- analytical chemistry; analytical methods; birds; environmental monitoring; feathers; indicator species; mercury; persistent organic pollutants; toxic substances; washing
- ... Due to increasing amounts of hazardous chemicals released into the environment, there is a high demand for developing easy and non-destructive biomonitoring tools. In a recent paper published in Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Rutkowska et al. (2018) concluded that feathers are a good matrix for biomonitoring of environmental pollutants in birds. In this commentary, we discuss the general conclusi ...