[CEST2019_00110] Do polyethylene terephthalate microparticles (PET-µPs) affect the oxidative status of the clam Ruditapes philippinarum?
by Parolini M., Bacenetti J., Cavaliere, A., De Felice B., Sugni M., Orsi L., Ortenzi M.A.
Microplastics represent a major concern in the marine ecosystems because of their widespread distribution and potential hazard towards organisms. In the present study we investigated the effects induced by two concentrations of micronized polyethylene terephthalate microparticles (PET-µPs) on the oxidative status of the clam Ruditapes philippinarum. Although PET-µPs were ingested and egested by organisms, they did not imbalance the oxidative status and did not cause oxidative damage on clam digestive gland. Our results suggest a low risk related to PET-µPs towards clams, at least at the tested concentrations and for short-term exposure periods.
Poster presentation in Microplastics in the marine environment-POSTER SESSION