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Microplastic pollution on historic facades : hidden ‘sink' or urban threat?
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Despite the increasing concerns surrounding the health and environmental risks of microplastics (MPs), the research focus has primarily been on their prevalence in air and the oceans, consequently neglecting their presence on urban facades, which are integral to our everyday environments. Therefore, there is a crucial knowledge gap in comprehending urban MP pollution. Our pioneering interdisciplinary study not only quantifies but also identifies MPs on historic facades, revealing their pervasive presence in a medium-sized urban area in the UK. In this case study, we estimated a mean density of 975,000 fibres/m<
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental pollution. - London, 1987, currens
Publication
London : 2024
ISSN
0269-7491 [print]
1873-6424 [online]
DOI
10.1016/J.ENVPOL.2023.123128
Volume/pages
343 (2024) , p. 1-12
Article Reference
123128
ISI
001143593600001
Pubmed ID
38097158
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 12.06.2024
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Last edited 01.02.2024
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