Special Issue "Fate and Risk Assessment of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 1107
Artificial synthetic polymers (plastics), which are excellent materials that are indispensable to modern life, flow into the ocean because of carelessness. Environmental pollution caused by marine plastic litter has become an important and urgent problem due to concerns about its adverse effects on the marine ecosystem.
This Special Issue is focusing on the identification of the source (1), grasping the actual distribution (2), and the effects/evaluation on organisms (3).
Drifting plastics are generated by the physical effects of waves, wind, and ocean currents, as well as the effects of sunlight and heat. Macro-polymers such as those from washing clothing or intentionally created microbeads change into micro/nano-polymers.
The presence of microorganisms is limited, and research on microplastics (polymer) 1, 2, and 3 is very important. For example, it is a very interesting and important issue to find out what kind of impact microplastics (polymer) directly have on people or on the marine ecosystem, such as carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, endocrine disruption, and reproductive toxicity.
These results will help deepen our understanding of the fate and risk assessment of marine plastics, and will provide essential information for problem solving.
Katsuhiko Saido Ph.D. Albatross Alliance Founder
Dr. Katsuhiko Saido
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