Microplastics – Analytical Methods for Air and Drinking Water and for Laboratory and Household Rooms Discussed

The abstract of a September 7, 2022 Journal of Hazardous Materials article https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.129942 by researchers with Netherlands Wageningen University reports: “… There is an urgent need for data on microplastics (MPs) in uptake media relevant to humans. Here we apply Laser Direct Infra-Red (LDIR) spectroscopy for the rapid analysis of MP>10 µm in clean matrices such as bottled drinking water and (deposited) air samples … for laboratory and household rooms, MP deposition rates were measured ... All measured MP data is directly relevant for the assessment of MP human exposure …” #MicroPlastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @WUR