|Author(s)||Van Cauwenberghe Lisbeth1, Devriese Lisa2, Galgani Francois3, Robbens Johan2, Janssen Colin R.1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Univ Ghent, Lab Environm Toxicol & Aquat Ecol, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
2 : Inst Agr & Fisheries Res, Anim Sci Unit Aquat Environm & Qual, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium.
3 : IFREMER, LER PAC, Bastia, France.
|Source||Marine Environmental Research (0141-1136) (Elsevier Sci Ltd), 2015-10 , Vol. 111 , P. 5-17|
|WOS© Times Cited||436|
|Note||Particles in the Oceans: Implication for a safe marine environment|
|Keyword(s)||Microplastics, Pellets, Sediment, Techniques, Direct effects, Indirect effects|
|Abstract||Microplastics are omnipresent in the marine environment and sediments are hypothesized to be major sinks of these plastics. Here, over 100 articles spanning the last 50 year are reviewed with following objectives: (i) to evaluate current microplastic extraction techniques, (ii) to discuss the occurrence and worldwide distribution of microplastics in sediments, and (iii) to make a comprehensive assessment of the possible adverse effects of this type of pollution to marine organisms. Based on this review we propose future research needs and conclude that there is a clear need for a standardized techniques, unified reporting units and more realistic effect assessments.|
Van Cauwenberghe Lisbeth, Devriese Lisa, Galgani Francois, Robbens Johan, Janssen Colin R. (2015). Microplastics in sediments: A review of techniques, occurrence and effects. Marine Environmental Research, 111, 5-17. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.06.007 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00270/38157/