Microplastic pollution in deposited urban dust, Tehran metropolis, Iran

  title={Microplastic pollution in deposited urban dust, Tehran metropolis, Iran},
  author={Sharareh Dehghani and Farid Moore and Razegheh Akhbarizadeh},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Environmental pollutants such as microplastics have become a major concern over the last few decades. We investigated the presence, characteristics, and potential health risks of microplastic dust ingestion. The plastic load of 88 to 605 microplastics per 30 g dry dust with a dominance of black and yellow granule microplastics ranging in size from 250 to 500 μm was determined in 10 street dust samples using a binocular microscope. Fluorescence microscopy was found to be ineffective for… 

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  • M. Rillig
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental science & technology
  • 2012
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