Impacts of plastic products used in daily life on the environment and human health: What is known?
authors Rodrigues, MO; Abrantes, N; Goncalves, FJM; Nogueira, H; Marques, JC; Goncalves, AMM
nationality International
journal ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
author keywords Plastics' material; Polymers/monomers composition; Additives; Toxicity; Environment; Human health
keywords PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS; MYTILUS-EDULIS L.; FRESH-WATER; POLYSTYRENE NANOPARTICLES; MICROPLASTIC PARTICLES; MARINE DEBRIS; SYNTHETIC PARTICLES; ARENICOLA-MARINA; TROPHIC TRANSFER; GUT MICROBIOTA
abstract Plastics are indispensable and persistent materials used in daily life that can be fragmented into micro- or nanoplastics. They are long polymer chains mixed with additives that can be toxic when in contact with distinct species. The toxicity can result from polymer matrix, additives, degradation products and adsorbed contaminants. Notwithstanding, there is still an immense gap of information concerning the individual and mixed impacts of plastics. Hence, in this study, we characterize the most common plastic materials widely used in our daily life by its polymer type and compile the environmental and human health hazards of these polymers including the impacts of monomers, additives, degradation products and adsorbed contaminants based on literature review. In summary, polyvinyl chloride is the most toxic polymer type used daily (monomer and additives); additives are more toxic than monomers to wildlife and humans; and the most toxic additives are benzene, phthalates and lead stabilisers.
publisher ELSEVIER
issn 1382-6689
isbn 1872-7077
year published 2019
volume 72
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.etap.2019.103239
web of science category Environmental Sciences; Pharmacology & Pharmacy; Toxicology
subject category Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Pharmacology & Pharmacy; Toxicology
unique article identifier WOS:000494054200025
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