My publications on plastics

Identification and characterisation of nanoplastics by scanning transmission X-ray spectro-microscopy (STXM).
A. Foetisch, M. Filella, B. Watts, L.-H. Vinot, M. Bigalke
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 426, 127804 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127804

Ubiquity of potentially hazardous chemical elements in plastics beached in Swiss lakes.
M. Filella, J.C. Rodríguez-Murillo and A. Turner
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 193, 693 (2021). doi:10.1007/s10661-021-09384-5

Polyvinyl chloride in consumer and environmental plastics, with a particular focus on metal-based additives.
A. Turner and M. Filella
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROCESSES & IMPACTS, 23, 1376-1384 (2021). doi:10.1039/d1em00213a

Editorial: Plastics in the environment: Understanding impacts and identifying solutions.
M. Filella, A. Turner and H.P.H. Arp
FRONTIERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 9, 168 (2021). doi:10.3389/fenvs.2021.699971

Hazardous metal additives in plastics: historical use, dispersion though recycling, current European regulations and environmental impacts.
A. Turner and M. Filella
ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 156, 106622 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106622

Antimony release from polyester textiles by artificial sweat solutions: A call for a standardized procedure.
M. Biver, A. Turner and M. Filella
REGULATORY TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 119, 104824 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.yrtph.2020.104824

Lead in plastics – recycling of legacy material and appropriateness of current regulations.
A. Turner and M. Filella
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 404, 124131 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124131

The influence of additives on the fate of plastics in the marine environment, exemplified with barium sulphate.
A. Turner and M. Filella
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 158, 111352 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111352

Occurrence and fate of antimony in plastics.
M. Filella, P. Hennebert, G. Okkenhaug and A. Turner
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 390, 121764 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121764

Foreword to the Research Front on ‘Microplastics in soils'.
M. Bigalke and M. Filella
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 16, 1–2 (2019). doi:10.1071/ENv16n1_FO

Hazardous plastics in Swiss lakes?
M. Filella and A. Turner
CHIMIA, 73, 91 (2019). doi:10.2533/chimia.2019.91

Trace element analysis of 59 plastic consumer products.
M. Filella
Report for ASED, 2018.

Micro- and nanoplastic analysis in soils.
M. Bigalke, M. Filella, D. Fischer, A. Muntwyler, M. Scheurer and B. Watts
CHIMIA, 72, 901 (2018). doi:10.2533/chimia.2018.901

Observational study unveils the extensive presence of hazardous elements in beached plastics from Lake Geneva.
M. Filella and A. Turner
FRONTIERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 6, Article 1 (2018). doi:10.3389/fenvs.2018.00001

Determination of antimony concentrations in widely used plastic objects by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS).
V. Lazic, M. Filella and A. Turner
JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL AND ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY, 33, 1917–1924 (2018). doi:10.1039/c8ja0018b

Questions of size and number in environmental research on microplastics: methodological and conceptual aspects.
M. Filella
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 12, 527-538 (2015). doi:10.1071/EN15012

Foreword to ‘Microplastics in the Environment’.
M. Filella
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 12, i-ii (2015). doi:10.1071/ENv12n5_FO