MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION FROM PLASTIC DRINKING BOTTLE, FOOD CONTAINER AND TAP WATER: EMERGING HEALTH CONCERN IN CONTEXT OF BANGLADESH
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This Concept paper focuses on the importance of evaluating microplsatic contamination in different consumption sources in perspective of Bangladesh. Microplastic pollution is one of the emerging topic of pollution and health concern in Bangladesh alike rest of the world. Bangladesh is a densely populated country where usage of plastic materials is significantly high. Usage of single used plastic drinking bottle, plastic food box and plastic piping materials for water supply are very popular in the country and the most of the time these plastic containers are used by consumers for several months to years to years and even decades for water supply pipes. The long time repeated usage of plastic materials subsequently cause the microplsatic leaching and pose adverse health effects to the consumers. However, a very little effort has been done so far in perspective of Bangladesh to assess the microplsatic generation scenario and its negative consequences which is necessary to encounter this mounting threat effectively.
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