Measurement of Nano Size Plastic Particles in Consumer Products, Food and the Human Body

Researchers with Leiden University in the Netherlands October 17, 2019 announced a new analytical method that “… opens a new horizon for researchers and stakeholders to understand the fate of nanoplastics in the environment …” - According to the university news release “… Nanoplastics are potentially more harmful than their larger counterparts such as microplastics … Due to their very small particle size, nanoplastics can easily pass biological barriers such as the gut-blood and blood-brain barrier. The hazard of nanoplastics is also associated with co-occurring contaminants that absorb or adsorb to the plastics from their surrounding environment …” – The method is published in the online December 2019 issue of the journal Environmental Pollution and at - Summarized by Jack Cooper of the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative - - Text to 301 384 8287 #SingleUsePlastics #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic