Kazmiruk V.D. Microplastics in the Environment. The Growing Problem of the Planetary Scale. – М.: LENAND, 2019. – 432 p. ISBN 978-5-9710-7183-9
Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s, plastic contamination has been a growing problem. However, in the last two decades, the deposition rate accelerated past the rate of production, and plastics are now one of the most common, abundant, and widespread pollutants. Microplastics are new global threat to the ecological welfare both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, as well as to the human health. Since 2004 microplastics were determined as the pollutants. Now it is obviously, microplastics can pose an immediate and long-term threat to the health of the biota at all levels from the molecular and genetic to the population. In the book we are considered all aspects of microplastics in the environment, including the sources of microplastics, methods of its detection and identification in the water, soil and biota, as well as the impact of microplastics on the human health and the polices of management of microplastic contaminations.
We deeply hope that a wide range of environmentalists can find this book useful for themselves.