Microplastics release from face masks: Characteristics, influential factors, and potential risks.

Publication date: Feb 20, 2024

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have been used popularly and disposed improperly, leading to the generation of large amount of microplastics. The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive insight into the characteristics of mask-derived microplastics, the influential factors of microplastics release, and the potential risks of these microplastics to the environment and organisms. Mask-derived microplastics were predominantly transparent fibers, with a length of

Concepts Keywords
Covid COVID-19
Influential Mask
Masks Microplastic
Microplastics Risks
Pandemic Weathering


Type Source Name
pathway REACTOME Release
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic

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