Innovative tools to study the impact and mode of action of micro and nanoplastics on human health: towards a knowledge base for risk assessment

Project Details


Information about the potential effects of micro- and nanoplastics (MNPLs) on humans is scarce. On top of this, current methodologies are unable to provide appropriate exposure and risk assessments. The EU-funded PLASTICHEAL project aims to develop new methodologies and reliable scientific evidence for regulators to set the knowledge basis for adequate risk assessment of MNPLs. It will investigate the impact and consequences of MNPLs on human health, drawing a variety of experimental human models and measuring potential health effects under short and long-term conditions.
Effective start/end date1/04/2131/03/25

Collaborative partners

  • Tyoterveyslaitos Finnish Institute of Occupational Health - FIOHA
  • University of Wageningen
  • Technical University of Denmark (Danmarks Tekniske Universiteit)
  • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
  • Fundación para la formación e investigación sanitarias de la Región de Murcia -IMIB
  • University of Manchester
  • AIMPLAS (Asociación de Investigacion de Materiales Plásticos ) - Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico
  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (lead)


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