Microplastics – Human Exposure Examined in Science Magazine Article

According an article published Feb. 12, 2021 in Science magazine, titled “Microplastics and human health,” by Netherlands researchers with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Deltares Institute, and Utrecht University “ … The ubiquity of microplastics (plastic particles <5 mm, including nanosized plastics <1 µm) in the global biosphere raises increasing concerns about their implications for human health … Recent evidence indicates that humans constantly inhale and ingest microplastics; however, whether these contaminants pose a substantial risk to human health is far from understood. The lack of crucial data on exposure and hazard represents key knowledge gaps … Microplastics are created by the weathering and breakdown of plastic objects … biofilms growing on microplastics may be a source of harmful microorganisms … A major issue … is the lack of information on human exposure. Adequate analytical tools … especially nanosized plastic particles, are urgently needed …” – The web link to the article is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News: https://pfpw.news/2021/02/12/microplastics-human-exposure-examined-in-science-magazine-article/ #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics