No sal, na água, no camarão, em nosso corpo: as rotas do microplástico

Authors

  • Maria Christina Barbosa de Araújo
  • Estefani Santana do Nascimento
  • Jacqueline Santos Silva-Cavalcanti
  • Cristiane Maria Varela de Araújo-Castro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55905/rdelosv17.n55-017

Keywords:

poluição, resíduos sólidos, microplásticos, nanoplásticos, polímero

Abstract

Uma infinita parcela de fragmentos plásticos é invisível a olho nu, e constitui microplásticos de tamanho microscópico. Essas partículas estão transpondo as barreiras ambientais, onde já ocorrem aos milhares, se acumulando nos animais e até mesmo em nós humanos. Inúmeros estudos, especialmente na última década, têm descrito a onipresença dos microplásticos nos mais diversos locais do planeta (inabitados ou não) e os impactos associados, principalmente sobre a biota aquática. Mais recentemente, pesquisadores têm divulgado dados alarmantes, que comprovam a ocorrência de microplásticos em diversos tecidos e órgãos humanos, o que gera uma preocupação crescente sobre os danos à saúde, ainda praticamente desconhecido. Este ensaio tem como objetivo fazer um levantamento sobre a presença de microplásticos nos produtos consumidos pela população e sua ocorrência no corpo humano.

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Published

2024-05-16

How to Cite

Araújo, M. C. B. de, Nascimento, E. S. do, Silva-Cavalcanti, J. S., & Araújo-Castro, C. M. V. de. (2024). No sal, na água, no camarão, em nosso corpo: as rotas do microplástico. DELOS: Desarrollo Local Sostenible, 17(55), e1453. https://doi.org/10.55905/rdelosv17.n55-017

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