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Table 2 Types of pollutants carried by different types of microplastics

From: Marine microplastics as vectors of major ocean pollutants and its hazards to the marine ecosystem and humans

Microplastic Pollutant Reference
PA Benzene derivative Rehse et al. (2018)
PBAT Heavy metals Kedzierski et al. (2018)
PE Lubrication oil Haghi and Banaee (2017)
PAH Oliveira et al. (2013)
Paraquat Rochman et al. (2013b)
PBDE Llorca et al. (2018)
PCB Wang et al. (2015)
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances Fisner et al. (2017)
PFOSA Zhan et al. (2016)
PPCP Hu et al. (2017)
Triclosan Frydkjær et al. (2017)
PET Heavy metals Rochman et al. (2013a)
PP Heavy metals Rochman et al. (2013b)
PAH Fisner et al. (2017)
PS Antibiotic Wen et al. (2018)
Cadmium Zhang et al. (2019b)
Lubrication oil Llorca et al. (2018)
PCB Wang et al. (2015)
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances Guo et al. (2018)
PFOSA Zhan et al. (2016)
Roxithromycin Hu et al. (2017)
PVC 17α-Ethinylestradiol Qu et al. (2018)
Antibiotic Sleight et al. (2017)
Benzene derivatives Kedzierski et al. (2018)
Heavy metals Rochman et al. (2013a)
Odesmethylvelafaxine Pascall et al. (2005)
PCB Wu et al. (2016)
PFOSA Guo et al. (2018)
Phenanthrene  
Venlafaxine  
LDPE Heavy metals Rochman et al. (2013a)
HDPE Heavy metals Holmes et al. (2014)
  1. PBAT polybutylene adipate terephthalate, HDPE high-density polyethylene, PFOSA perfluorooctanesulfonamide, PPCP pharmaceuticals personal care product