• Ecotoxicological Impacts of Micro- and Nanoplastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments 

      Gomes, Tania; Bour, Agathe; Coutris, Claire; Almeida, Ana Catarina; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Wolf, Raoul; Bank, Michael; Lusher, Amy (Chapter, 2021)
      Plastic pollution is a widespread environmental problem that is currently one of the most discussed issues by scientists, policymakers and society at large. The potential ecotoxicological effects of plastic particles in a ...
    • Effects of geography and species variation on selenium and mercury molar ratios in Northeast Atlantic marine fish communities 

      Mahjour Azad, Atabak; Frantzen, Sylvia; Bank, Michael; Nilsen, Bente Merete; Duinker, Arne; Madsen, Lise; Måge, Amund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Methylmercury (MeHg) is a potent neurotoxin that bioaccumulates in seafood. Co-occurrence of selenium (Se) may affect the bioavailability and toxicity of MeHg in organisms. Here we report the concentrations of total mercury ...
    • Effects of seafood consumption on mercury exposure in Norwegian pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial 

      Næss, Synnøve; Kjellevold, Marian; Dahl, Lisbeth Jane; Nerhus, Ive; Midtbø, Lisa Kolden; Bank, Michael; Rasinger, Josef Daniel; Markhus, Maria Wik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Seafood provides nutrients that are important for optimal development of the unborn child. However, seafood is also a source of contaminants including mercury (Hg) and methylmercury (MeHg) that may have adverse effects on ...
    • Fish for food and nutrition security in Ghana: Challenges and opportunities 

      Hasselberg, Astrid Elise; Aakre, Inger; Scholtens, Joeri; Overå, Ragnhild; Kolding, Jeppe; Bank, Michael; Atter, Amy; Kjellevold, Marian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Fish is an important dietary source of micronutrients, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. In Ghana, effective management of fish and the fisheries is essential for food, economic and nutrition security and ...
    • Global plastic pollution observation system to aid policy 

      Bank, Michael; Swarzenski, Peter W.; Duarte, Carlos M.; Rillig, Matthias C.; Koelmans, Albert A.; Metian, Marc; Wright, Stephanie; Provenche, Jennifer F.; Sanden, Monica; Jordaan, Adrian; Wagner, Martin; Thiel, Martin; Ok, Yong Sik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges and has received commensurate widespread attention. Although it is a top priority for policymakers and scientists alike, the knowledge required ...
    • Interactions between microplastics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products: Implications for vector transport 

      Atugoda, Thilakshani; Vithanage, Meththika; Wijesekara, Hasintha; Bolan, Nanthi; Sarmah, Ajit K.; Bank, Michael; You, Siming; Ok, Yong Sik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Microplastics are well known for vector transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants, and there are growing concerns regarding their potential adverse effects on ecosystems and human health. However, recent studies focussing ...
    • Kvikksølv og organiske miljøgifter i Atlantisk kveite – Ny innsikt fra stabile isotoper av nitrogen og karbon 

      Nilsen, Bente Merete; Bank, Michael; Sanden, Monica (Rapport fra havforskningen;2019 - 20, Research report, 2019)
      En omfattende kartleggingsundersøkelse av fremmedstoffer i atlantisk kveite gjennomført av NIFES i 2013-2016 viste at kveiter fra et havområde vest for Sklinnadjupet til eggakanten mellom Garsholbanken og Skjoldryggen hadde ...
    • Marine fog inputs appear to increase methylmercury bioaccumulation in a coastal terrestrial food web 

      Weiss-Penzias, Peter S.; Bank, Michael; Clifford, Deana L; Torregrosa, Alicia; Zheng, Belle; Lin, Wendy; Wilmers, Christopher C. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Coastal marine atmospheric fog has recently been implicated as a potential source of ocean-derived monomethylmercury (MMHg) to coastal terrestrial ecosystems through the process of sea-to-land advection of foggy air masses ...
    • Mercury bioaccumulation pathways in tusk (Brosme brosme) from Sognefjord, Norway: Insights from C and N isotopes 

      Mahjour Azad, Atabak; Frantzen, Sylvia; Bank, Michael; Madsen, Lise; Måge, Amund (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Seafood is the main source of methylmercury (MeHg) exposure for humans and elevated total mercury (Hg) concentrations have been reported in marine fish from Norwegian fjords compared with offshore areas. Hg in tusk fillets ...
    • The mercury science-policy interface: History, evolution and progress of the Minamata Convention 

      Bank, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Mercury (Hg) pollution is an important environmental and public health issue that has garnered significant interest from policy makers and the global regulatory community. Consumption of seafood is the primary mechanism ...
    • The Microplastic-Antibiotic Resistance Connection 

      Marathe, Nachiket Prakash; Bank, Michael (Chapter, 2021)
      Microplastic pollution is a big and rapidly growing environmental problem. Although the direct effects of microplastic pollution are increasingly studied, the indirect effects are hardly investigated, especially in the ...
    • Rapid temporal decline of mercury in Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) 

      Bank, Michael; Frantzen, Sylvia; Duinker, Arne; Amouroux, David; Tessier, Emmanuel; Nedreaas, Kjell; Måge, Amund; Nilsen, Bente Merete (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Mercury (Hg) pollution in the ocean is an issue of global concern, however bioaccumulation regimes of this ubiquitous pollutant in marine apex predators have important knowledge gaps. Our fish length and stable isotope ...
    • Spatial distribution of mercury in seawater, sediment, and seafood from the Hardangerfjord ecosystem, Norway 

      Mahjour Azad, Atabak; Frantzen, Sylvia; Bank, Michael; Johnsen, Ingrid Askeland; Tessier, Emmanuel; Amouroux, David; Madsen, Lise; Måge, Amund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Hardangerfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and has historical mercury (Hg) contamination from a zinc plant in its inner sector. In order to investigate the extent of Hg transferred to abiotic and biotic ...