Microplastics in Seafood - A Tenet of Hazard

Authors

  • Lloyd Chrispin C.
  • Sujithira R.
  • Velmurugan P.

Keywords:

Environment, Microplastics, Pollution, Seafood

Abstract

Approximately 80 million tons of plastic end up in marine ecosystem every year and cause significant damages to the organisms dependent on it for survival. These debris breakdowns into smaller particles called microplastics which are capable of absorbing high concentration of toxins. Generally, two types of microplastics namely primary and secondary are accumulating in the marine environment through terrestrial run off and coastal dumping. These microplastics when consumed by smaller organisms of the ocean move to all habitats through food web which put human and marine organisms under high risk of danger. Over a course of ten years of scientific exploration, only eleven chemical substituents are identified from the 10 million substances as the source of microplastics polluting marine environment. This article attempts to throw insight on exposure of microplastics in seafood and their consecutive impacts on humans.

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Author Biographies

Lloyd Chrispin C.

Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics and Statistics, Dr. M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Tamil Nadu (601 204), India

Sujithira R.

Dr. M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Tamil Nadu (601 204), India

Velmurugan P.

Kanniyakumari Parakkai Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture, Parakkai, Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Tamil Nadu (629 601), India

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Published

2020-07-26

How to Cite

[1]
C., L.C. et al. 2020. Microplastics in Seafood - A Tenet of Hazard. Biotica Research Today. 2, 7 (Jul. 2020), 635–637.