About The Author

Armando is a professor and research scientist at the University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry.

Microplastics Pollution: Scientists On The Road To Consensus

Microplastics (plastic particles smaller than <5 mm) are an ever-increasing problem around which discoveries of important and unpredicted consequences to society and nature are occurring at an accelerated pace [4]. Studies of microplastics pollution have flourished, helped by efficient science communication [5] until the issue reached policy/decision makers. Techniques to sample and characterize these pollutants