Elsevier, TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 111, February 2019
Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics: Examination of biomarkers, current state and future perspectives
Interest about interactions between microplastics and organisms is on the rise. Accessing organisms’ responses to these chemically “inert” compounds plays an important role in determining their potential toxicity. Microplastics from the environment tend to accumulate and move through living organisms, inducing a variety of biological effects, such as disturbances in energy metabolism, oxidative balance, antioxidative capacity, DNA, immunological, neurological and histological damage.