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- Selonen, Salla; Dolar, Andraž; Jemec Kokalj, Anita; Skalar, Tina; Parramon Dolcet, Lidia; Hurley, Rachel; van Gestel, Cornelis A.M.
- The Science of the total environment 2020 v.700 pp. 134451
- Sarcoptiformes, etc ; Enchytraeus; Folsomia candida; Porcellio scaber; acute exposure; animal reproduction; energy; environmental factors; fertilizers; ingestion; long term effects; microplastics; polyesters; sewage sludge; soil; soil food webs; soil invertebrates; soil pollution; terrestrial ecosystems; textile fibers; wastewater treatment; Show all 21 Subjects
- ... Polyester fiber is one of the most abundant types of microplastics in the environment. A major proportion of the fibers entering wastewater treatment plants end up in sewage sludge, which is used as a soil fertilizer in many countries. As their impacts in the terrestrial environment are still poorly understood, we studied the effects of polyester fibers on enchytraeids (Enchytraeus crypticus), spr ...