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Confronting Plastic Pollution to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Authors
  • Rillig, Matthias C.
  • Leifheit, Eva
  • Lehmann, Johannes
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Mar 30, 2021
Volume
19
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001130
PMID: 33784293
PMCID: PMC8009438
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
License
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Abstract

This Essay proposes that a major concerted effort is required to understand the pervasive effects of microplastics on the functioning of soils and terrestrial ecosystems, including the immense diversity of microplastic particles in terms of their chemistry, aging, size, and shape.

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