Data for Microplastics from consumer plastic food containers: Are we consuming it?

Published: 31 Dec 2019 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9h7xk9rm9v.1
Contributor(s):
  • Oluniyi Fadare,
    Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
    Conceptualization, Methodology, Investigation, Writing- Original draft
  • Bin Wan,
    Unspecified
    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
    Writing-Reviewing and Editing
  • Lixia Zhao,
    Lixia Zhao
    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
    Resources and Fund Acquisition
  • LiangHong Guo
    Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
    Resources and Fund Acquisition

Description of this data

Microplastics (MPs) pollution have become a major global concern. Attention is being given to the sources of human exposure to microplastics as one of the preliminary steps in understanding the possible health risk of these ubiquitous emerging pollutants. The data presented here were derived from sealed consumer plastic food containers and disposable cup that were purchased from two local supermarket in Beijing. The weights of the plastic containers and disposable cup were determined. After that, the MPs inside the newly manufactured plastic containers and disposable cup were extracted through ultrapure water. The extracted particles were recovered through freeze drying and then characterized using FT-IR and SEM. The particles were later quantified and the mass of MPs obtained per pack and individual container were estimated. The implications of the data obtained were discussed in our main article.

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    2019-12-31

    Published: 2019-12-31

    DOI: 10.17632/9h7xk9rm9v.1

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    Fadare, Oluniyi; Wan, Bin; Zhao, Lixia; Guo, LiangHong (2019), “Data for Microplastics from consumer plastic food containers: Are we consuming it? ”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/9h7xk9rm9v.1

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Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing Branch

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Environmental Science, Human Environmental Health Exposure

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