Nanoplastics – Risks to Human Health and the Environment – Sources, Fate and Transport, Exposure Measures, Toxicity and Effects Reviewed

According to the abstract of an April 24, 2023 Frontiers in Toxicology Review Article by researchers with Oregon State University, Western Washington University, and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute “… While a great deal of plastic-focused research has been published in recent years, the pattern of the work does not answer a number of key factors vital to calculating risk that takes into account the smallest plastic particles; namely, sources, fate and transport, exposure measures, toxicity and effects. These data are critical to inform regulatory decision making and to implement adaptive management strategies that mitigate risk to human health and the environment. This paper reviews the current state-of-the-science on nanoplastic research, highlighting areas where data are needed to establish robust risk assessments that take into account plastics pollution. Where nanoplastic-specific data are not available, suggested substitutions are indicated …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics @OregonState @WWU