Project ID: 308370
Gefördert unter: FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Land: United Kingdom
Exploitable results – Understanding of micro- and nano-plastics and human health
Result descriptionA chapter to summarise potential harm to human health from relating to the reported presence of microscopic plastic debris, or microplastics (debris ≤1 mm in size), in aquatic, terrestrial and marine habitats. In this article, some of the most widely encountered plastics in everyday use are identified and their potential hazards listed. Different routes of exposure to human populations, both of plastic additives, microplastics and nanoplastics from food items and from discarded debris are discussed. Risks associated with plastics and additives considered to be of most concern for human health are identified. Finally, some recent developments in delivering a new generation of safer, more sustainable polymers are considered.
Result type* Report
Link to resultpp. 343-366
ReferencesGalloway, T.S. (2015) Micro- and nano-plastics and human health (pp. 343-366). In: Bergmann, M., Gutow, L. and M. Klages (Eds.) Marine Anthropogenic Litter. Springer.
Datensatznummer: 181916 / Zuletzt geändert am: 2016-04-29
Informationsquelle: Marine Information Platform