Microplastics – Environmental Health Effects 

A unit of the National Academy of Sciences has scheduled a workshop, titled “Emerging Technologies to Advance Research and Decisions on the Environmental Health Effects of Microplastics” which will be held January 27 and 28, 2020 in Washington, DC http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/environmental-health-effects-of-microplastics/ – “… Despite the widespread prevalence of microplastics, little is known about the effects they may have on living things … Participants will explore methods to detect and quantify microplastics in food and the environment, delve into research on the effects of microplastics on the health of humans and wildlife, and discuss ways to reduce microplastics in the environment …” – The meeting agenda is here: http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/files/2019/12/NASEM_Microplastics_Workshop_Agenda.pdf - Individuals unable to attend in person may attend by webcast - Both Jack Cooper, ADFPI Executive Director JLC@adfpi.org and Matt Farrell mf9895a@alumni.american.edu ADFPI Web Master, have registered to attend the workshop in person – #SingleUsePlastics #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic