Microplastics in aquatic food chain : sources, measurement, occurrence and potential health risks

Hollman, P.C.H.; Bouwmeester, H.; Peters, R.J.B.


Pollution of the environment with plastics is a growing problem, and is expected to persist for hundreds to thousands of years. As a result microplastics, plastic particles with size smaller than 5 mm, are ubiquitously present in the aquatic food chain. The present literature review shows that the information needed for such an evaluation is not available yet