Influence of Microplastics on Environmental and Human Health Key Considerations and Future Perspectives
Microplastics have received increased attention in the research world over the last ten years. A number of significant publications by the World Health Organisation, European Union, SAPEA, and GESAMP have highlighted this growing environmental and health emergency.
This book provides an accessible introduction to the microplastic problem and details its potential impact both on nature and human health. Filled with the latest developments in the field, it attempts to address the gaps in our knowledge of microplastics and also proposes additional areas of research and impact to be considered to resolve this crisis.
It will be of interest to researchers and academics working in the areas of microplastic pollution, microplastic detection, and the impact of microplastics on environmental and human health. It will also be of use to undergraduate students of environmental programmes, analytical programmes, and public health programmes.
- Chapters describe the impact of our reliance on plastics in certain sectors and how they relate to microplastic pollution
- Investigates emerging solutions to the microplastic pollution
- Presents a multi-disciplinary perspective, covering topics such as analytical techniques, quantitative techniques, environmental monitoring, and human health monitoring
Chapter 1. How Do Nanoplastics and Microplastics Impact Human Health?
Chapter 2. Methodologies to assess Microplastics in the Anthropocene.
Chapter 3. Understanding the Source, Behaviour and Fate of Nanoplastics in Aquatic Environments.
Chapter 4. Considerations for the Pharmaceutical Industry regarding Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Microplastics.
Chapter 5. Fungal Bioremediation of Microplastics