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Microplastics in the aquatic environment: Insights into biological fate and effects in fish


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Title: Microplastics in the aquatic environment: Insights into biological fate and effects in fish
Authors: Ašmonaitė, Giedrė
E-mail: giedre.asmonaite@bioenv.gu.se
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2019
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap
Parts of work: PAPER I: Skjolding, L. M., Ašmonaitė, G., Jølck, R. I., Andresen, T. L., Selck, H., Baun, A., Sturve, J. An assessment of the importance of exposure routes to the uptake and internal localisation of fluorescent nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio), using light sheet microscopy, Nanotoxicology, 11:3, 351-359, 2017,
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PAPER II: Ašmonaitė, G., Sundh, H., Asker, N., Carney Almroth, B. Rainbow trout maintain intestinal transport and barrier functions following exposure to polystyrene microplastics. Environmental Science and Technology, 52:24, 14392-14401, 2018,
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PAPER III: Ašmonaitė, G., Larsson, K., Undeland, I., Sturve, J., Carney Almroth, B. Size matters: ingestion of relatively large microplastics contaminated with environmental pollutants posed little risk for fish health and fillet quality. Environmental Science and Technology, 52:24, 14381-14391, 2018,
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PAPER IV: Ašmonaitė, G., Tivefälth, M., Westberg, E., Magnér, J., Backhaus, T., Carney Almroth B. Microplastics as a vector for exposure to hydrophobic organic chemicals in fish: a comparison of two polymers and silica particles spiked with three different model compounds, Manuscript, 2019
Date of Defence: 2019-04-17
Disputation: Onsdag 17:e April, 2019, kl 10, Hörsalen, Medicinaregatan 18A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: microplastics
nanoplastics
plastic pollution
effects
fish
chemical mixtures
ecotoxicology
Abstract: According to the United Nations, plastic pollution in the natural environment has been identified as one of the biggest environmental challenges of this century and has become a cause for an emerging international concern. It has been predicted that up to 12 million tons of plastic waste reach the aquatic environment annually. Therein, UV-radiation induced photo-oxidation, mechanical weathering and biological degradation contribute to the fragmentation of plastic litter to the micro- or even nan... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-404-9 (print)
978-91-7833-405-6 (pdf)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/59379
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