A Review of the Current Status of the Impact of Selected Microplastics on the Life-Cycle of Mosquitoes, Especially Vector Species

  • Gujju Gandhi Scientist, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), (CSIR), Nagpur, Maharastra.
  • Ramesh Chandra Regional Office of Health & Family Welfare (NCVBDC), Kendriya Bhawan, Aliganj, Lucknow.
  • Shaukat Kamal National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Kitab Bhawan Lane, North Shri Krishna Puri,Patna, India.
Keywords: Microplastics, Nanoplastics, Vector-Borne Diseases, Environmental Pollutants, Mosquitoes


Microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) are worldwide pollutants affecting the environment - marine, freshwater aquatic or terrestrial/ aerial. The research findings from the globe remained confined to the marine environment, while toxicity has been reported in several freshwater aquatic and terrestrial organisms, the knowledge about how these pollutants can affect insects and other animals at the early developmental stage remains incipient and much have to be done in this direction. The findings have no consistency and hence, there is a need to investigate the ecological and potential public health implications on the life cycle of mosquitoes, particularly vector species.

How to cite this article:
Gandhi G, Chandra R, Kamal S. A Review of
the Current Status of the Impact of Selected
Microplastics on the Life-Cycle of Mosquitoes,
Especially Vector Species. J Commun Dis.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.202421


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