Are We Underestimating Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments?

  title={Are We Underestimating Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments?},
  author={J. Conkle and Christian D B{\'a}ez Del Valle and J. Turner},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  • J. Conkle, Christian D Báez Del Valle, J. Turner
  • Published 2017
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Plastic debris, specifically microplastic in the aquatic environment, is an escalating environmental crisis. Efforts at national scales to reduce or ban microplastics in personal care products are starting to pay off, but this will not affect those materials already in the environment or those that result from unregulated products and materials. To better inform future microplastic research and mitigation efforts this study (1) evaluates methods currently used to quantify microplastics in the… CONTINUE READING
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