Occurrence, sources, human health impacts and mitigation of microplastic pollution

  title={Occurrence, sources, human health impacts and mitigation of microplastic pollution},
  author={Samaneh Karbalaei and Parichehr Hanachi and Tony R. Walker and Matthew Cole},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
The presence and accumulation of plastic and microplastic (MP) debris in the natural environment is of increasing concern and has become the focus of attention for many researchers. Plastic debris is a prolific, long-lived pollutant that is highly resistant to environmental degradation, readily adheres hydrophobic persistent organic pollutants and is linked to morbidity and mortality in numerous aquatic organisms. The prevalence of MPs within the natural environment is a symptom of continuous… 

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