S. L. Harper's research while affiliated with Oregon State University and other places

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Increasing shares of microfibers are being detected in environmental samples and a closer look to identify the risk associated with them using ecologically relevant endpoints, especially at sensitive early life stages, is needed. To assess exposure hazards, we used rope samples representative of fiber types ubiquitous in coastal systems, where micr...


... 15 As the abundance of microfibres in the environment will continue to rise, there is increased risk of negative impact on the growth and behaviour of aquatic life, from foraging and feeding practices to organism fitness levels. 16,17 High concentrations and toxicity will influence key biological functions, chronic effects over prolonged exposure periods, as well as the interactive effects with other environmental factors. ...