Assessing the environmental transformation of nanoplastic through 13C-labelled polymers

To assess potential risks posed by plastic nanoparticles, we must study the way in which they transfer and transform in the environment. Using 13C-labelled nanoplastics could provide a safe and effective way to establish whether the plastic is mineralized or whether it persists in the environment.

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Sander, M., Kohler, HP.E. & McNeill, K. Assessing the environmental transformation of nanoplastic through 13C-labelled polymers. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 301–303 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0420-3

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