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Theoretical and Natural Science

Vol. 24, 20 December 2023

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Methods for the detection of microplastics in mammals

Haoyang You * 1
1 University of Aberdeen

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Theoretical and Natural Science, Vol. 24, 94-98
Published 20 December 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Haoyang You. Methods for the detection of microplastics in mammals. TNS (2023) Vol. 24: 94-98. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/24/20231110.


The mass manufacture and extensive usage of plastics have brought about the spread of microplastics throughout the whole environment and even into the bodies of humans and animals. The toxic effects of microplastics cannot be ignored and their accumulation in the body is potentially dangerous. Therefore, scientists have used different methods to observe the morphology of microplastics in the mammal body and to detect and evaluate the levels of microplastics in the body. As a result, the toxicological consequences of plastic particles on the body are well understood. This review summarized some common methods of detecting microplastics in mammals, especially humans, by reviewing the research on microplastics conducted by different research groups in recent years. and evaluated the characteristics, detection goals, and advantages and disadvantages of each method. This establishes a more comprehensive overview of current microplastic detection technologies and can create a theoretical basis for future analysis of microplastic dynamics.


microplastic, raman microspectroscopy, fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, GC/MS, biosensor


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