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Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. (2020)
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Danopoulos, E., Danopoulos, E., Twiddy, M., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 15(7 July), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236838

Background Microplastics (MPs) are omnipresent in the environment, including the human food chain; a likely important contributor to human exposure is drinking water. Objective To undertake a systematic review of MP contamination of drinking water... Read More about Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review..

Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos (2020)
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Arabeyyat, Z. H., Al-Awady, M. J., Greenway, G. M., Paunov, V., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. SN Applied Sciences, 2(7), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-3137-x

We investigated the effects of short-term exposure of bare TiO2NPs and polyelectrolyte-coated TiO2NPs in the 5-25 nm size range, at relatively high concentrations (of 500 and 1000 mg/L) under light or dark conditions, in D. rerio embryos. The biologi... Read More about Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos.

A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples. (2020)
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Akoueson, F., Sheldon, L., Danopoulos, E., Morris, S., Hotten, J., Chapman, E., …Rotchell, J. (2020). A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples. Environmental pollution, 263, pt. A(August), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114452

Plastics have been widely reported to be present in the environment yet there are still many questions regarding the extent of this and the impacts these may have on both the environment and human health. The purpose of this investigation is to deter... Read More about A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples..

A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples. (2020)
Journal Article
Akoueson, F., Sheldon, L. M., Danopoulos, E., Morris, S., Hotten, J., Chapman, E., …Rotchell, J. M. (2020). A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples. Environmental pollution, 263 A, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114452

Plastics have been widely reported to be present in the environment yet there are still many questions regarding the extent of this and the impacts these may have on both the environment and human health. The purpose of this investigation is to deter... Read More about A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples..

Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis (2020)
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Chapman, E., Bonsor, B., Parsons, D. R., & Rotchell, J. (2020). Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine environmental research, 159, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104960

Clock genes and environmental cues regulate essential biological rhythms. The blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, is an ecologically and economically important intertidal bivalve undergoing seasonal reproductive rhythms. We previously identified seasonal... Read More about Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis.

PVC Does Not Influence Cadmium Uptake or Effects in the Mussel (Mytilus edulis) (2020)
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Li, J., Chapman, E. C., Shi, H., & Rotchell, J. M. (in press). PVC Does Not Influence Cadmium Uptake or Effects in the Mussel (Mytilus edulis). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-020-02789-x

Microplastics have become a global concern in recent years. In this study, we studied (i) whether the presence of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) microparticles may affect cadmium (Cd) uptake in mussel (Mytilus edulis); and (ii) the biological effects of PV... Read More about PVC Does Not Influence Cadmium Uptake or Effects in the Mussel (Mytilus edulis).


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