Styrofoam Debris as a Source of Hazardous Additives for Marine Organisms SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Styrofoam Debris as a Source of Hazardous Additives for Marine Organisms
Author(s)
Jang, Mi; Shim, Won Joon; Han, Gi Myung; Rani, Manviri; Song, Young Kyoung; Hong, Sang Hee
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Mi(장미)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)
Publication Year
2016-05-17
Abstract
There is growing concern over plastic debris and their fragments as a carrier for hazardous substances in marine ecosystem. The present study was conducted to provide field evidence for the transfer of plastic-associated chemicals to marine organisms. Hexabromocyclodddecaries (HBCDs), brominated flame retardants, were recently detected in expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) marine debris. We hypothesized that if styrofoam debris acts as a source of the additives in the marine environment, organisms inhabiting such debris might be directly influenced by them. Here we investigated the characteristics of HBCD accumulation by mussels inhabiting styrofoam. For comparison, mussels inhabiting different substrates, such as high-density polyethylene (HOPE), metal, and rock, were also studied. The high HBCD levels-up to 5160 ng/g lipid;weight and the gamma-HBCD dominated isomeric profiles in mussels inhabiting styrofoam strongly supports the transfer of HBCDs from styrofoam substrate to mussels. Furthermore, microsized styrofoam particles were identified inside mussels, probably originating from their substrates.
ISSN
0013-936X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2193
DOI
10.1021/acs.est.5b05485
Bibliographic Citation
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, v.50, no.10, pp.4951 - 4960, 2016
Publisher
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Subject
POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS; BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS; MUSSELS MYTILUS-EDULIS; PLASTIC DEBRIS; TOXIC-CHEMICALS; MICROPLASTICS; ACCUMULATION; POLLUTANTS; BEACHES; HEALTH
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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