Micro and Nano Plastic (MNP) Particles – Human Exposure and Effects Examined in EU Funded POLYRISK Project

According to the POLYRISK homepage https://polyrisk.science/about-polyrisk/ the project addresses: “… Understanding exposure and toxicity of micro- and nano-plastic contaminants in humans … considers occupational and consumer exposure and puts a special emphasis on potential adverse effects of MNP on the immune system … brings together a team of Europe’s top laboratories and risk assessors to measure plastic particles and their immunotoxicological effects on the human body … using advanced methods to chemically detect and quantify these plastic particles, understand key mechanisms of MNP toxicity in vitro, and to find biomarkers for toxicity using blood and saliva tests … POLYRISK aims to advance the science and our understanding of how micro and nanoplastic particles in the living environment might be able to impact human health … an EU Horizon 2020 funded research project … which includes four other  projects: AURORA, PlasticsFatE, PLASTICHEAL and IMPTOX. These five projects form the European Cluster on Health Impacts of Micro- And NanoPlastic (CUSP) …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastics #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics @CuspResearch