Beyond the ocean: Contamination of freshwater ecosystems with (micro-) plastic particles

  title={Beyond the ocean: Contamination of freshwater ecosystems with (micro-) plastic particles},
  author={Rachid Dris and Hannes K Imhof and W. F. S{\'a}nchez and Johnny Gasp{\'e}ri and François Galgani and Bruno Tassin and Christian Laforsch},
7 Massive accumulation of plastic particles has been reported for marine ecosystems around the world, 8 posing a risk to the biota. Freshwater ecosystems have received less attention despite the majority of 9 plastic litter being produced onshore and introduced into marine environments by rivers. Some 10 studies report not only the presence of microplastics in freshwater ecosystems, but show that 11 contamination is as severe as in the oceans. In continental waters microplastics have been… CONTINUE READING
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