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COVID-19: Causing Increased Pollution of Water Bodies by Plastics and Consequent Effects

Yusuf Sarkingobir, Abdulmudalib Abdullahi Lawal, Zayyanu Bello


The objective of this paper was to unveil the uses of plastics during leading to more pollution of water bodies by plastics and the subsequent effects on organisms. The following were discussed: uses of plastics at home and at hospital as part of prevention against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, the source and fate of water body’s plastics, the effects of plastics polymers on aquatic organisms and humans, some possible solutions to the prevailing problems. Plastics are of great advantages during Covid-19 pandemic. Forsooth, Covid-19 has greatly led to an increase in pollution of water bodies by plastics; and it has led to negative effects on aquatic organisms and humans.


Covid-19 pandemic, plastics, water pollution, water, organisms, humans, oxidative stress, death

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