A STUDY ON MICROPLASTICS: THE INVINCIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTSPUSPITA DALUI AND B. JYOTHI
The study focuses on what microplastics are, how these substances entered the ecosystem and what its adverse effects are. Microplastics are the remnants of macroplastics and mesoplastics. These particles are let into the environment by disintegration of the synthetic polymeric compound, plastic. Microplastics are wideâranging; these are found not only on soil but, on water, in air, in the human placenta, in many marine animals, these particles enter the food web also, thus, they have become a risk for food safety. According to studies, Microplastic pollution is increasing day by day, which is an alarming situation. Owing to its circumstances, it is of the essence to understand the impacts of microplastics not only in our surroundings but in the trophic levels also. The study reports the harm caused by microplastics to the human body and how can we cope with this emerging pollutant.