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Microplastics in the environment: Much ado about nothing? A debate

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@OrnithoGuillmot et le débat sur les particules de plastique ne fait pas consensus, les risques santé ne sont ps si importants, c'est plus pour l'environnement https://t.co/cmS4Up2cMk
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Next version of our #microplastics debate is now online @PeerJPreprints. Now including opening statements from @martiwag and myself. Comments welcome! https://t.co/x5ynhvIwpY
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Supplemental Information

Supporting Information to version 4, contains one additional figure

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26507v4/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Thomas Backhaus is an Academic Editor for PeerJ. He is also a board member of the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) and the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP), two NGO’s that work on the issue of plastic packaging and chemical pollution in general. I do not receive any personal benefits from this work, financial or otherwise.

The authors declare that they have no further competing interests.

Author Contributions

Thomas Backhaus conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Martin Wagner conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

This is a debate article. Work on it did not generate any data or code.

Funding

TB received no funding for this work. MW acknowledges funding by the German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (02WRS1378, 01UU1603B, 03F0789D) and the European Commission (660306) to perform research on microplastics. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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