Do Micro and Nano Plastic Particles Affect Human Health? - This question is being addressed by researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). See related article. The QUB are working as part of an international consortium funded by the European Commission. According to a June 13, 2019 QUB news release “… Microplastics … have recently been found in our soil, tap water, bottled water, beer and even in the air we breathe, with a growing concern about the potential health risks they pose … the European Commission will issue new drinking water legislation, due to be published in 2019, stating that water companies will need to measure concentrations of microplastics from within two years for positive release and inspection …” .