Environmental Effects of Microplastics in Aquatic Systems: State of the Science, Challenges, and Future Research Needs

This NCASI white paper summarizes the current state of science regarding the effects of microplastics in freshwater systems. Specifically, it (1) provides a basic overview of the definition, concerns, and challenges associated with determining the effects of microplastics on the environment; (2) presents a general summary of the environmental effects…