The risks of marine micro/nano-plastics on seafood safety and human health

Adv Food Nutr Res. 2023;103:229-271. doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2022.08.004. Epub 2023 Feb 20.ABSTRACTA considerable mass of plastics has been released into the marine environment annually through different human activities, including industrial, agriculture, medical, pharmaceutical and daily care products. These materials are decomposed into smaller particles such as microplastic (MP) and nanoplastic (NP). Hence, these particles can be transported and distributed in coastal and aquatic areas and are ingested by the majority of marine biotas, including seafood products, thus causing the contamination of the different parts of aquatic ecosystems. In fact, seafood involves a wide diversity of edible marine organisms, such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs, and echinoderms, which can ingest the micro/nanoplastics particles, and then transmit them to humans through dietary consumption. Consequently, these pollutants can cause several toxic and adverse impacts on human health and the marine ecosystem. Therefore, this chapter provides information on the potential risks of marine micro/nanoplastics on seafood safety and human health.PMID:36863836 | DOI:10.1016/bs.afnr.2022.08.004
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