Toxicity of leachate from weathering plastics: An exploratory screening study with Nitocra spinipes.

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Between 60% and 80% of all marine litter is plastic. Leachate from plastics has previously been shown to cause acute toxicity in the freshwater species Daphnia magna. Here, we present an initial screening of the marine environmental hazard properties of leachates from weathering plastics to the marine harpacticoid copepod [Crustacea] Nitocra spinipes… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.010

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