Harmonized protocol for monitoring microplastics in biota. Deliverable 4.3.
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Andrade, Jose Manuel
Pedrotti, Maria Luiza
Kerros, Maria Emmanuelle
de Lucia, Andrea
Avio, Carlo Giacomo
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Microplastic pollution is presently considered a high concern topic by scientists, policy makers, governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations and the general public. Microplastics are highly widespread in all environmental compartments (e.g. air, water, sediments and biota) and increasing empirical evidence points towards potential negative effects on organisms, both at an individual scale and potentially at population and ecosystem level, as well as effects on human health. To understand the levels and effects of microplastics on biota, it is important to conduct risk assessment evaluations based on realistic microplastic concentration exposure scenarios which are targeted at identifying the effects of microplastics on species and ecosystems. Realistic data on exposures should derive from reliable monitoring data on the uptake and accumulation of microplastics in biota. Presently, there is sufficient empirical data available to underpin arguments to suggest species that coul.....
PublisherJPI-Oceans BASEMAN Project
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Maturity LevelTRL 8 Actual system completed and "mission qualified" through test and demonstration in an operational environment (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationBessa, F.; Frias, J., et al (2019) Harmonized protocol for monitoring microplastics in biota. JPI-Oceans BASEMAN project. 30pp. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28588.72321/1