• January to March 2024 Article ID: NSS8503 Impact Factor:7.60 Cite Score:679 Download: 35 DOI: https://doi.org/55 View PDf

    Microplastics as Vectors for Pollutants

      Dr. Rashmi Ahuja
        Professor (Chemistry) Govt. Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalya, Bhopal (M.P.)
  • Abstract: Microplastics, defined as plastic particles smaller than 5 mm, have emerged as a significant environmental concern due to their widespread distribution and persistence in the environment. Apart from their physical impact on ecosystems, recent research has highlighted their role as vectors for pollutants. This article explores the various ways in which microplastics act as vectors for pollutants, including their ability to adsorb and transport toxic chemicals, as well as their potential to bioaccumulate in organisms. The implications of these findings on environmental and human health are discussed, along with suggestions for future research and mitigation strategies.

    Keywords: Microplastics, POPs, PAHs, etc.