Microplastics - a review of existing knowledge

CEH ecotoxicologist, Alice Horton, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Microplastics – what we know?’ at the CIWEM Priority Substances and Micro-Pollutants in London on September 14, 2017.

In this recording, Alice provides a primer on microplastics, then reviews existing knowledge regarding the key sources of microplastics through to environmental fate and associated ecological and human health impacts. She also provides a background to UK policy.

She then explores microplastics within freshwater environments, her specific research area, and identifies the key research questions that should be investigated.

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