Wspólnotowy Serwis Informacyjny Badan i Rozwoju - CORDIS

FP7

CLEANSEA Streszczenie raportu

Project ID: 308370
Źródło dofinansowania: FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Kraj: United Kingdom

Exploitable results – Understanding of micro- and nano-plastics and human health

Result description

A 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 result

pp. 343-366

References

Galloway, 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.
Numer rekordu: 181916 / Ostatnia aktualizacja: 2016-04-29
Źródło informacji: Marine Information Platform