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A review on enhanced microplastics derived from biomedical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic with its toxicity, health risks, and biomarkers

Title
A review on enhanced microplastics derived from biomedical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic with its toxicity, health risks, and biomarkers
Authors
Masud R.I.Suman K.H.Tasnim S.Begum M.S.Sikder M.H.Uddin M.J.Haque M.N.
Ewha Authors
Md Jamal Uddin
SCOPUS Author ID
Md Jamal Uddinscopus
Issue Date
2023
Journal Title
Environmental Research
ISSN
0013-9351JCR Link
Citation
Environmental Research vol. 216
Keywords
BioaccumulationBiomarkersBiomedical wasteCOVID-19Human healthMicroplastics
Publisher
Academic Press Inc.
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the explosion of biomedical waste, a global challenge to public health and the environment. Biomedical waste comprising plastic can convert into microplastics (MPs, < 5 mm) by sunlight, wave, oxidative and thermal processes, and biodegradation. MPs with additives and contaminants such as metals are also hazardous to many aquatic and terrestrial organisms, including humans. Bioaccumulation of MPs in organisms often transfers across the trophic level in the global food web. Thus, this article aims to provide a literature review on the source, quantity, and fate of biomedical waste, along with the recent surge of MPs and their adverse impact on aquatic and terrestrial organisms. MPs intake (ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact) in humans causing various chronic diseases involving multiple organs in digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems are surveyed, which have been reviewed barely. There is an urgent need to control and manage biomedical waste to shrink MPs pollution for reducing environmental and human health risks. © 2022 Elsevier Inc.
DOI
10.1016/j.envres.2022.114434
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