Exposed Identity: Microplastics Under The Raman Microscope
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Catarina Araújo iisa civil engineering raduate student at the  Universidade do Minho.

                       

Exposed Identity: Microplastics Under The Raman Microscope

The issue of microplastic pollution is raising serious concern among scientists and the society at large 1,2. Microplastics, tiny plastic fragments ranging from 1 micron to 5 millimetres in size, have found their way into a variety of terrestrial and aquatic environments 3,4, marine organisms 5and even consumer products, including food 6–8and drink 9. Are microplastics a real threat? The risks posed by microplastics exposure are the subject of ongoing debate 10, since the possible adverse effects are dose and...

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