Review of the partitioning of chemicals into different plastics: Consequences for the risk assessment of marine plastic debris.

@article{OConnor2016ReviewOT,
  title={Review of the partitioning of chemicals into different plastics: Consequences for the risk assessment of marine plastic debris.},
  author={Isabel A O'Connor and Laura Golsteijn and Angelique W. C. J. Hendriks},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 1-2},
  pages={17-24}
}
Marine plastic debris are found worldwide in oceans and coastal areas. They degrade only slowly and contain chemicals added during manufacture or absorbed from the seawater. Therefore, they can pose a long-lasting contaminant source and potentially transfer chemicals to marine organisms when ingested. In order to assess their risk, the contaminant concentration in the plastics needs to be estimated and differences understood. We collected from literature plastic water partition coefficients of… CONTINUE READING
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