Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean mussels (M. galloprovincialis)

Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean... •Polyethylene (PE) from consumer products can enter the environment via effluent.•M. galloprovincialis was exposed to PE for 21 days, both virgin and weathered PE.•Ingestion, tissue alteration, growth and genotoxicity were assessed.•Weathering did impact PE ingestion of M. galloprovincialis.•Ingestion caused histopathologic alteration in gills and digestive system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Science of the Total Environment Elsevier

Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean mussels (M. galloprovincialis)

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 The Author(s)
ISSN
0048-9697
eISSN
1879-1026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.141
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Abstract

•Polyethylene (PE) from consumer products can enter the environment via effluent.•M. galloprovincialis was exposed to PE for 21 days, both virgin and weathered PE.•Ingestion, tissue alteration, growth and genotoxicity were assessed.•Weathering did impact PE ingestion of M. galloprovincialis.•Ingestion caused histopathologic alteration in gills and digestive system.

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Science of the Total EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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