Mussel Fish (Polymesoda Erosa) and Microplastics inTallo River, Makassar, Indonesia

Authors

  • Yuliati
  • Anwar Daud
  • Anwar Mallongi
  • Burhanuddin Bahar
  • Hidayat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.16007

Keywords:

Microplastic, Mussel Shellfish(Polymesoda erosa), abundance, contamination

Abstract

Background: Microplastics are plastic particles whose diameter is less than 5 mm, which can be a problem
for the environment and public health.
This study aimed to determine the Mussel Shellfish’s microplastic content (Polymesodaerosa) in the Tallo
Makassar River.
Methods: This type of research is observational with a laboratory approach using Minitab 16 software to
determine the microplastic content of Mussel Shellfish(Polymesoda erosa) in the Tallo Makassar River.
Results: The results of this study indicated that the abundance of microplastics in the Mussel Shellfish
(Polymesodaerosa) at station 1 was 3.8 Mps/Ind, while at station II and station III was 0.8 Mps/Ind. For
contaminants, station 1 was 80%, station II was 60%, and station III was 40%. The most types of microplastics
were line and fragment types, while the most common microplastics found were blue, red and transparent.
Conclutions: Mussel Shellfish (Polymesodaerosa) originating from the Tallo Makassar River contain
microplastics. The highest abundance of microplastics was at station I of 3.8 Mps/Ind, while stations II and
III were at 0.8 MPs/Ind. Station I is 80% for contaminants, Station II is 60%, and Station III is 40%.

Author Biographies

Yuliati

Postgraduate Student of Public Health Departement, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Anwar Daud

Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia,

Anwar Mallongi

Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Burhanuddin Bahar

Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia,

Hidayat

Health Polytechnic Makassar, Indonesia

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Yuliati, Anwar Daud, Anwar Mallongi, Burhanuddin Bahar, & Hidayat. (2021). Mussel Fish (Polymesoda Erosa) and Microplastics inTallo River, Makassar, Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4539-4546. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.16007