Journal of Science and Geosciences

Pranav Raj T K

Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

  • Review Article   
    Microplastics in the food chain
    Author(s): Pranav Raj T K*

    The world surrounding us is more over covered with plastics and we are in a “plastic era”. The bigger plastic materials, as the time moves, disintegrate into micro or nano particles may be as a result of radiations or weathering. These are termed as microplastics and nanoplastics. Technically these microparticles do not create a direct impact, instead they make their way to the food chain or rather a complex food chain. These can be through various steps ranging from filter feeding to adherence. They will start to accumulate, as the trophic level increases their accumulations also get increased. These trophic transfer is mainly through ingestion of smaller to higher organisms. Thus they create various damages and diseases to organisms in successive trophic levels. That can be ranging from respiratory disorders to endocrine or oncogenic issues. Not only in the marine world,.. Read More»

    DOI: 10.51268/2736-187X.22.10.67

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