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000186320 245__ $$aPollution due to plastics and microplastics in Lake Geneva and in the Mediterranean Sea
000186320 269__ $$a2012
000186320 260__ $$c2012
000186320 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000186320 520__ $$aAquatic pollution due to plastics, and especially microplastics, is becoming the subject of growing research together with an increasing awareness of their environmental harm. While most of the studies focus on oceans, the situation regarding lakes remains largely unknown, and Lake Geneva is no exception, as no studies on the subject are yet underway to our knowledge. This study is the synthesis of a two-step approach. Beaches, fishes and birds from Lake Geneva were investigated to assess the global plastic pollution. Microplastic pollution then became the main research focus, with a microplastics sampling and counting protocol being experimented with samples from the Mediterranean Sea and applied to Lake Geneva once under control. Macroplastics and microplastics have notably been found on the beaches and in the surface layer of Lake Geneva in significant quantities. These findings provide evidence of the importance of further research, both on the distribution of microplastics in Lake Geneva and on their interactions with the environment. They represent indeed a potential input channel for adsorbed pollutants or plastic components into the food chain through their intake by fauna and consecutive desorption.
000186320 6531_ $$aMicroplastics
000186320 6531_ $$aLake Geneva
000186320 6531_ $$aPlastic Debris
000186320 6531_ $$aAquatic Pollution
000186320 700__ $$0247102$$g166983$$aFaure, Florian
000186320 700__ $$aCorbaz, Marie
000186320 700__ $$aBaecher, Hadrien
000186320 700__ $$0240229$$g104872$$ade Alencastro, Luiz
000186320 773__ $$j65$$tArch. Sci.$$q157-164
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