Micro-and Nanoplastics: Environmental and Health Implications
Plastic products have been extensively utilized in every sector of life and lead to large amount discharge into the environment. Since the discovery of large amount of tiny plastic particles in the marine environment, numerous studies have been conducted to understand the sources, occurrence, fate and effects of micro and nanoplastics (MNPs). So far, MNPs especially microplastics have been extensively discovered in various environmental matrices, food, plants, and animals. Moreover, MNPs showed diverse impacts on aquatic and biotic environment.
Although the study of MNPs has becoming a hot topic and plentiful knowledge on the environmental MNPs has been achieved in recent years, there is still a large knowledge gap and globally raising concerns of MNPs. For example, the sampling and characterization of nanoplastics is still of great challenges. The controversy of MNP uptake and elimination is still prevalent. A special issue on the achievements and future perspectives on this subject will greatly promote related research in this domain.
This special issue is designed to emphasize the new research achievements on the occurrence, characterization, fate, eco and human toxicity, and removal of MNPs in different environmental matrices. Papers included but not limited to these aspects are very welcome. We believe this special issue is of general interest for researchers and readers in this emerging field of research.
More information Submission Deadline: December 31st, 2021 Acceptance Deadline: April 30th, 2022 Guest Editors Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch Vice President for Research Chairholder Animal Ecology I University of Bayreuth Universitaetsstraße 30 95447 Bayreuth Germany firstname.lastname@example.org Prof. Dr. Jing-Fu Liu Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China email@example.com Prof. Dr. Fang Mingliang Deputy Director of NEWRI’s Laboratory Analytics Cluster School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Nanyang Technological University 50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798 firstname.lastname@example.org Glen Deloid, MD Research Scientist/Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health 665 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 email@example.com