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Published: Kem. Ind. 71 (1-2) (2022) 49–56
Paper reference number: KUI-09/2021
Paper type: Review
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Additives in Plastics – Potential Adverse Effects on the Ecosystem

S. Čačko, E. Pančić, I. Zokić, M. Miloloža and D. Kučić Grgić


Pollution or the impact of plastics on the environment is one of today’s global problems, and has been known since ancient times. Due to its wide use, plastic can be found in almost all components of the environment, where it can adversely affect living organisms. Plastic, despite its convenience, contains harmful chemicals, i.e., additives such as bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP), bisphenol A (BPA), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), and others. This paper provides an overview of research into the harmful effects of additives on the ecosystem based on various toxicity tests.

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plastics, additives, toxicity tests, ecosystem