Presence of Microplastics in Fresh Water Systems : The Snake River and Palisades Reservoir, The
Marine debris, microplastic (marine debris <5 mm) in particular, are gaining a significant amount of attention in scientific and conservation communities. Debris poses a threat to marine biota not only because they are consumed but also because they sorb potentially harmful toxins such as POP's and metals while leaching out additives such as phthalates and bisphenol A, both of which could cause adverse effects (Rochman et al., 2013). While much research has focused on marine environments and the oceans, less attention has been placed on freshwater systems. Of the few studies conducted in fresh ...
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